Well, boss let me off work at 1 today, and its a lovely 65 degree day, with partly cloudy skies.so what shall i do with my free afternoon time on this beautiful day? Hop on my bike and ride the stuffing out of it of course!!! So i left the house thinking maybe a 30 mi ride would be good, but in the end i did 45! I found out that i no longer have the balance issue i had on my front wheel, since i moved the magnet for the speedo directly opposite of the valve stem, more on that later….LOL!
So i went out and rode from South Holland, IL, to Crown Point,IN, and back to South Holland, the way out was taxing, since there was about a 10 mph headwind, but i had Mrs. Betty Adams post on the forum for the riders of Sea To Sea about mind over legs in my head, and just pushed through the wind all the way there!
The ride back was quite nice, with a 10 mph tail wind the whole way home, it made for a nice relaxing ride back home! On the way home, i came across a guy on a minibike on the bike path (that’s completely illegal) and after telling him so he got angry and tried to run away from me on his little Briggs and Stratton powered bike, but to no avail, since i had a nice 15 mile rest with the tailwind…he topped out at about 35 mph, and my legs were cranking like there was no tomorrow, and i was hanging with him, and then passed him!!! i looked down at my speedometer, and saw 43mph…i honestly did not have a clue i could push that fast on a bike! Apparently the extra adrenaline from the “race” pushed me much faster than i thought i could go! (it was at this point that i realized the balance issue i had of the front wheel bouncing off the ground at 35mph was gone LOL) it was also at this point that the mind over legs thinking can only do so much… after that little sprint my legs started cramping a bit, so i had to stop and massage that out a bit…i know i pushed WAYYYYYYYY too hard there, but….no pain, no gain right? LOL
It appears as though spring is here to stay finally, so i will get to take the bike out much more regularly. that will definitely help me with my training for Sea To Sea, and also help me with my personal weight loss goals for the summer as well!
i need to give a shout out to the Family at Cottage Grove CRC (my home church) for promptly responding to the flyer that was placed in the mailboxes this past Sunday! Thank you so much for the kind and generous donations!!! i am quite a bit closer to the $2500 mark, but still have a bit to go yet! If you haven’t donated yet and would like to, you can either ask me how, or you can do it online at www.tinyurl.com/bogieboy01 at any time!