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Finally, A Decent, Non-frozen Day for a Ride!


March 2019

Work was hectic!  I left just a few minutes after 3:00 for my two-hour commute home and was on the phone for the entire time, trying to make things happen for the job I’m on.  I pulled into the driveway at 4:55 and hung up after my last call of the day.  Twenty minutes later I was pedaling towards Chuck’s house on what should have been an average day for this time of year, but what was the nicest, by a lot, day of the year.

Our ride was nothing of consequence.  We didn’t ride very fast.  We didn’t tear it up.  We didn’t execute any perfect maneuvers or nail a perfect corner.  We just rode on down the road, half the time side-by-side talking about bikes, fitness, diets and the day’s events.

It was a perfect recovery ride after a tough hammer on Tuesday.  It was so nice to be able to avoid the layers, too.  Leg warmers, arm warmers, jersey, bibs, vest and some full-finger gloves.  No earmuffs, no tights, no multiple layers, balaclavas, or foot covers necessary…. and it was good.

Yesterday was a legit “Venge Day”, even though I celebrated that days ago.  It was perfect.

I showered up after getting home, my wife showed up with pizza, I ate and fell asleep on the couch just after 8 pm.  I woke up in bed after seven glorious hours of sleep… I slept like a baby last night, and all is well.

As it should be.


  1. So much I can relate to in this little post. The last two days have been fantastic here, with two straight days of good, hard riding. Tuesday was a forest preserve ride on the fat bike with an elevated pace, partly because of mostly dry trails and partly because I crossed paths with two guys who challenged me to keep pushing. That ride concluded with a steep climb up the side of the old landfill close to my house, quickly becoming one of my favorite challenges. Yesterday was pristine singletrack with a 19 year kid, so it was a fast ride and a blast! Like you, I have had two straight nights of blissful slumber!

  2. Patunia says:

    Decent weather is such a gift!! Enjoy!!

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