Mrs. Bgddy and I went for our usual 25 mile ride around the block yesterday – a bit cool when we left, especially in the abundant shade, but glorious in the sun. By the time we were headed south, the arm warmers were off and stowed in the back pockets. I’ve been battling the last vestiges of a minor cold and yesterday was my breakthrough day, you know – you’re still achy a little bit but your head is finally clearing up and you don’t feel like you want to sleep all of the time. I felt a little bit more normal… Finally.
Unfortunately this has also been the best week of cycling weather all summer long and I wasn’t about to miss out on the great weather. I ended up riding when I probably should have rested. While I rode the last three days, I had to pack my bike up on Tuesday after I had a spoke nipple break on my front wheel. I could have taken the spoke out and adjusted the others to get the wheel to a point where I could ride it but I knew good and well that it was going to be a fast night, no wind, decent temps and plenty of sun, so I opted to pack up my bike instead. The last thing I need is to get stranded or worse, crash. It just wasn’t worth the risk when I was under the weather anyway.
Today is going to be a bit of a mess. I’ll be riding with my buddy Mike in a couple of hours but only for ten miles before I have to turn around and head home – Mrs. Bgddy has a commitment that she has to attend at 8:30. That’ll mean another 16 or so this afternoon after she gets back. For tomorrow, it’s kind of open, I don’t know what we’re doing yet. Either a few of the guys and I will head up to the Pere-Marquette rail trail or we’ll be riding local. Either way, I should be getting some good miles in tomorrow, I’m hoping around 50 or 60.
As for the special thank you, this week has been pretty incredible as far as the blog goes. I just crossed over 1,000 follows, I’ll pass 200,000 views either tomorrow or Monday and I just passed 1,600 posts a week ago… It took two years to get the first 100,000 hits but this last 100,000 came just in the last ten months, so I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has kept coming back and contributed to my blog.