Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Not Much Happening

I haven't posted in a while because there isn't much to say. The weather has improved and I'm getting out as often as possible but I continue to pedal the same areas. Not a bad thing since a couple miles from home offers some reasonably safe and scenic roads. I tried riding with others but as much as I might enjoy there company they are either too fast or too slow. I am also not interested in transporting my bike 40 miles to ride 40 miles in a group. I rediscovered cycling almost 30 years ago, found recumbents 15 years ago and have been triking more than a decade. I have become recumbent savvy over the years and am an active member of many bicycle and recumbent newsgroups. As I get older I realize what I have to say is not as important as I use to think. My opinion on what's the best tire or trike is just that, my opinion, and not The Holy Grail. I have become more of a "Lurker" than a contributor. Lately, I find myself enjoying The Recumbent Trike Group on Facebook. It's filled more with simple people enjoying their new fascination with trikes. It's like the excitement of a child who learns how to ride a 2 wheeler. The point is as much as I still enjoy the ride I have lost some of that excitement. My next trip is GOBA and I am hoping to rekindle that fire.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easy Does It

After almost 100 miles in the past 2 days I decided to take it easy. The weather 10 degrees cooler, cloudy and winds at 15. I had some errands to run and what better way than by bike. I did a 20 miler before checking on my RV and then for some groceries finishing the day with 28 miles.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Slow Roll

Today was one of those 10 best days of the year. Bright blue skies, mild winds and temps in the low 70's.  I had a nice fast paced 41 miler yesterday and my legs were a bit tired so I decided to take it easy and soak up those warm rays. With no place I had to be I did my favorite 50.

Not a cloud in the sky

Horse country

Slow ride on this trail

Rising Sun Tavern Lake

Friday, April 24, 2015

Too Cool

And not in a good way. Morning temps in the low 40's and gusty breezes from the north at 20 mph. I wore my winter clothes including my wool hat with flaps down and gloves. I was hoping to shed some clothes but those northern winds proved too menacing. It was a tough 36 miles.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Same But Different

Another beautiful day so I planned on doing the same 50 miler. Only difference, temps 5 degrees cooler and winds out of the north. I left early so I could enjoy all the day had to offer. I thought it best to pace myself from the get go even though I had the wind at my back. I didn't want to burn myself out like the other day and I new I would be pushing some stiff winds later. It wasn't until 30 miles when I was able to remove my light windbreaker jacket and I was finally in my favorite cycling attire, Shorts, T-shirt and Sandals. I was feeling so good I added an extra 5.
Gotta love this weather!

That's how I ride!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Easy 50?

I missed the last 2 nice days due to life's obligations so I thought I would do an easy 50 on this beautiful day. Temps reached the 70's and the sky was bright blue. Spring had finally sprung. The first half of the ride I was excited to get out and I pushed it a bit into the wind. My legs let me know they hadn't worked this many miles in awhile. I had to stop a few extra times and rest, but hey, come on, look at the pictures.

20 mile rest stop

Friday, April 10, 2015


All dressed and no place to go. Well actually I have where to go just waiting on the mist to dissipate. It's almost noon and no signs of sun or warming temps. Every time I look at the hourly forecast it pushes back the nice weather later and later. Doesn't look good until about 6 pm. To get in the spirit of things I dug out my knickers and sandals. The next few days promise warm sunshine, but of course, I committed myself to work. I have to stop doing that.  I don't think I can wait any longer so I will darn my fleece and hope the sunshine catch's up with me..

25 miles later, the sun never came out, it didn't get warmer, mist turned to drizzle and I should have worn socks and shoes.
You just can't rush Mother Nature!