I have been riding but seem to have a cold or some kind of death bringing disease running through my system. Riding isn’t all that great either because I feel like I have a cold that is causing me to sneeze and have a very stuffy nose. So what did I do? I entered a 65 mile race in Ohio for this coming weekend…. Good idea buddy.
Otherwise, it has gotten very warm very quickly and in spite of the rapid onset of the heat I LOVE it. Heat has always been a love of mine, too hot, maybe with the coffee, but too hot to be outside, almost never. It is very humid, and I have never loved humidity, so I am taking the good with the bad. I am trying to be outside as early as possible with Willie walking and then ride in the shade on the trails a little later in the day.
Riding slowly in the shade, but riding none-the-less. Miles are what I am after. Hours on the bike are what I need, but today I am resting, not because I am lazy, but because I feel like the illness that I have has been given a second life by riding way to hard this weekend. Hopefully a day off now gets me a good ride Saturday. A win? HAH, but a finish that I can be happy with.
In other news, and I know my friend will make it this far because (god knows why) he reads my ramblings, had a heart attack after a 600k brevet. He is doing well now and I hope for his continued recovery. He is the reason I try to ride these stupid long races, go on long get lost in the country rides and occasionally Brevets. He was and still is a role model for me, not only for riding, but for how to live life and how to be happy. With luck, the next time I see him he will be riding his bike to a good dinner. Get well as quickly as possible and listen to those doctors…. they do have a slight idea of what they are talking about.