Sunday, June 8, 2008

Please turn off the faucet...



Went out for a ride with Rick and Tom yesterday morning. Plan was to head to Carlisle and points south, then rendezvous with the folks at the Farm Boys Burrito booth down at the Farmer's Market for some post ride nutrition. I left home on the LHT and met Rick and Tom on the south side and we rode out from there. It was about 17 miles to Rick's into a solid south wind. The 200 miles of Dirty Kanza, plus 3 days of painkillers and antibiotics and I could tell it was going to be a long day. We left Rick's and rolled south towards Carlisle turning towards town, we were faced with what you can see in the photo above. We tried another road and ran into the same thing. At this point, my legs were looking at a max of a 50 mile day, and I was already close to 30. I told Rick and Tom I was done for the day and headed back to the Farmer's Market for some food. After a break and some shopping, I stopped in at the Bike Collective and helped bring some bikes in, assemble some work stands, and sort some tool sets. Rode home, ending up with about 50 miles for the day. Definitely lower on energy than I expected to be. Headed to Madison County for BRAMCO next weekend. Normal plan is to ride down, ride the long route and ride back. This year that will mean 150 miles of riding for the day. Have to see what the legs feel like and how the weather holds out. 150 miles in the rain is not my idea of a good time.

4 comments:

Buckshot77 said...

Steve, I might see if I can meet up with you to do the renegade version of the ride. IE, I'll ride down with you and then just do the loop back to Martensdale rather than the rest of the BRAMCO route. I know Sue is planning to ride down from Cumming as well.

Steve Fuller said...

It would be nice to ride with Sue again. Haven't seen her in a year and a half. I'm still trying to figure out a route to Cumming (might end up taking 63rd south and then head west out of Norwalk.

Right now, I'm planning on taking the LHT with bags, so I'm not going to be riding fast. Take that into account :)

Buckshot77 said...

I'm planning to ride Fleur south and then head west into Norwalk and then further west to Cumming. You should be fine on 63rd that time of the morning. I've jumped on it from the GWT when I'm tired and used it for a short cut to get on Army Post. I don't think speed will be too much of an issue, but we can always break up into some smaller groups too if there's enough people.

Squirrel said...

SaWheat ass photo!

Peace