THE SADDLE

 

Off we go again!

Yes, last day of April and time to get back in the saddle so let’s pump up the tires, give the bike a once over and take a refresher ride after 5 months off. Not really sure how my balance and strength are so I’ll be using ordinary shoes as I don’t want any wobbles with feet locked in the cleats!

Nearly ready, animals fed and walked, better check the odometer is still working, after all it recorded 5000 miles last year and I won’t be surprised if the batteries are shot. Wind still fair for Mission1, NASA says it’s a go!

Not too bad, 12.56 miles in the 2020 book, and warmer than I had expected, a little windy but overall quite pleasant. Adding what I did today means I bounce into May with 16,403.66 of the required total of 24,902

Back home to an inquiry on the most expensive cycling suit I just listed.

Great outfit, hope it sells

Hopefully some more miles in the next few days to get back with the program and get some strength back to push those pedals……….     REMEMBER ……..

Mayday! well not that sort I hope and again quite warm and no significant wind, but tomorrow not so good. Better get out there and pile up a few more before the wind starts. morning run goes well with another 18.53 in the books and maybe a few more this afternoon, but the wind is increasing!

My earlier talk of batteries was heard by my watch who has just put up the symbol so looks like a trip into town on Monday to do the 2 yearly replacement.

Sunday and more of this cycling stuff with another 22.43 for the morning run as we are under the SEVERE WEATHER alert for more strong winds! Not quite as bad as forecast so I might venture out one more time, need some Nyquil as it seems to be the only thing that helps me stay asleep. Ton of things to watch tonight so might be a good idea to get ready early for Moto GP and then F1 and a dose of American Idol.

Monday and a gloomy forecast with 80% rain and thunderstorms! Into town to kick the day off and into the first shower. Get the new battery for the watch and onto UPS as someone else is interested as the other cheapskate pulled out! Trials boots are anywhere from $250-400 and you are getting a second hand pair of Sidis for $25 ??

A little in town shopping and home again for dog feeding and walking. No sooner get that done than the thunderstorm arrives in all it’s glory with everything in Mother Nature’s armoury with snow, hail and torrential rain. Temps down to 40F from yesterday’s 75F so now everything is sopping wet and a NO RIDING DAY for sure, but of course now there is no wind!

Tuesday, thunderstorms are gone, one or two huge puddles and a bit cooler but with promises of 63F. Should get a few this morning. OK, off I go trying for about 20, and then maybe more this afternoon! It all goes to plan and 30. 80 goes in the books despite a Northerly wind.

First day in “SKY” old colors and first day in the 30’s

Cold enough (for me) to need a top coat

Just found the matching Santic outfit that goes with this top thermal coat, well pleased!

Perfect!

Wednesday, and a run to Durango  to pick up Brenda from her trip to see Phil.  Not seeing much on the riding front today as the pick up time is midday so that screws a morning and afternoon ride!

TONY DOWN

 

 

 

 

 

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