Saturday was a bust for me. Though I showed up to lead the ride, only 2 riders showed up in the 38 degree drizzle. Both were much faster riders than I, so once they signed the sign-in sheet, I cycled out a mile and looped back and went home. The weather site I use had said it would be clear by 8:30, so I didn’t take rain gear and my blinkie wasn’t working. I’ve no desire to get 10 miles out in sub 40 degree weather and be soaked. Just didn’t seem wise. AND, my visibility was bad because the blinkie wasn’t working. Went home and had a great day with my husband. At 3:00, we headed west to do a quick 10 mile loop. Just as we were a mile away from our start point, the snow began to fall like there was no tomorrow. We had a thunderstorm that was producing snow! Obviously, visibility would be a problem in this, so we made the wise decision and didn’t ride.
Today, we piddled and enjoyed a relaxed, laid back day at the house until late in the day, because the temps were in the 20’s until late. Around 4 pm, we headed back out to our western loop and got 11 miles in. Felt great and we shot a few pics. John got some of me, which I’m sad to show how much weight I’ve gained since coming home, but….. facts are facts. You can sort of see the new trunk bag prototype I’ve made for the bike. I like it, but it’s tall enough that it tips to the side. Back to the drawing board.
I’m just clumping the pics into a slideshow today.
My companion for the coming tour and I talked to day, I requested hospitality from a warmshowers host in Austin, and have plotted out our first 3 nights of the tour. No more news.
Crank up your internal furnace and generate some heat on your ride! If you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear.