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When in Doubt, Bonus Miles.


Mrs. Bgddy was unnecessarily worried about how Tuesday night’s tandem ride with the club unfurled.  She wanted to ride with me Wednesday night, if just for a bit because she’d ridden earlier, but wouldn’t go so far as actually saying so.  Being the astute observer I am, especially when it comes to my best cycling bud, I missed it completely.  Fortunately once I’m beaten repeatedly about the head and shoulders, even I can sense something’s up.

My original plan was for my normal 16 mile route and Mrs. Bgddy wanted to ride with me for three of them giving her another six.  We bumped into Diane on the road though, so I figured we could go the other way and ride with Diane to her road.  We rode with her for five miles and that gave me almost 20 minutes on the way back to talk things over with my wife.  Bonus.

Works been pretty stressful lately.  I’ve been sleeping a little rough.  I’m just a little off….

When in doubt, bonus miles. 

Rather than just get my 16. When Mrs. Bgddy pulled off at 10 miles, I kept going and still did most of the route I’d originally planned on.

I ended up with an awesome 24 miles, unprecedented for a weeknight other than a Tuesday, and I actually managed to stay slow ending with a 17.4 mph average (1h:22:50).

I pulled into my driveway and all was right in my world.  A good ride on my bike never fails to deliver.

If you wondered what awesome looks like, that’s it.

UPDATE: I got another four bonus miles yesterday evening as well… 99 miles for the week, already – and we’ve got a nice long weekend planned as well.


  1. bribikes says:

    Oh my! I knew your steed was gorgeous but with that lighting it looks spectacular.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Totally lucked out. I’d just gotten back and I set my bike on the porch while I unlocked the door. When I came out to bring it in, that’s what I saw… I turned around and grabbed my camera immediately.


  2. thegraywolf says:

    what wheels are you riding on these days?

  3. So... says:

    Picture perfect

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