Sunday, May 17, 2009

May Madness

Alex (above) and I rode the May Madness bike ride today. It started out cool (40 deg) and warmed up to a balmy 55 by the time I got back. She rode the 14 mile route and I rode the 54 mile route (which was actually 59 miles).

I discovered something cool. If you like a particular car, have someone take your picture while you are standing next to it with your bike. Then, when other people see the photo, they ask, "wow, nice car, is that yours?" If you don't want to lie, make sure at least a little of your car is in the photo, or change the subject right away. Of course, it helps to not tell people about this trick and then show the photo.

I don't claim to be particularly smart.

Despite the wind and the hills, I managed to average 15 mph, which is good for me. The last 5 miles was directly into the headwind with roller coaster hills, so I was especially glad to see the water tower which was next to the school where we started.
I saw this Terra Trike on the way, complete with its own windsock. It's a great idea for pilots that want to ditch their planes on the road in front of you. Seriously though, these trikes sit so low to the ground you need to have something stick up so cars and trucks can see you.


Philip said...

wow thats really good riding.

Oldfool said...

There is nothing "balmy" about 55 degrees. It's 65* here now and we are cold.

Jon said...

Balmy is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose. Finally going to hit 90, here, today! Woo-hoo!

Of course, the weekend forecast is for rain and mid-60s.

Big Oak said...

I was actually being sarcastic. We've been enjoying 70 degree weather for the past week. This weekend was chilly.