This week I did manage to get 30 miles in on Wednesday with Scott and a friend. Several sections of the ride became a little tricky as we dogged downed power lines and trees. Not fun when you are dropping down hills with turns. Still the ride was great.On Thursday I had plans to meet a teammate for another 30 miles and just as I rolled into the park so did the thunder. So the ride was ditched and I headed home. The closer I got to the house I realized it was clear skies ahead. I called my son and he quickly changed clothes and was ready to roll as I pulled into the neighborhood. Let me point out that this would be his first ride on Scott’s road bike. Clips and all. After some short instructions we headed out. Although he was a bit nervous on the road with cars and such we made a turn rather quickly onto a side country road and opened it up. Things were going well until the thunder sounded and we knew we needed to head back. Long story short… he LOVED it. Can bet that he will be joining me on future rides very soon.
This weekend they are calling for clear skies so that means LOTS OF MILES. Bring it! Saturday we have a team ride with a local bike shop and will ride 70 miles. Sunday I have a few options of 30 mile rides and will have to see what works best being that it is Father’s Day.
Sugar update: I have successfully managed to carve out just about all of the evil sugars for 6 days. Have had no beer. No wine. Just a nice clean diet and tons of water each day. Amazing that following day 4 things started to get easier and I am feeling great.
Have a fantastic weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all of the guys out there.