Tuesday, March 07, 2006

25 miles (give or take a mile)

My speedometer doesn't work so I'm not totally sure. Today was beautiful and I felt like my legs were working. A bit of a gusty NE wind but it felt good to push it. We rode the straights again. Building our endurance slowly but surely. On the last leg of the ride I heard a popping noise...you all know...flat. I'd run over a nail and it pierced tbe tire. Great. I haven't gotten any new tubes since the Century ride last year so I'm done now. Until I can get another wheel. Hopefully Thursday when I'm in Lincoln for the Boys State B Ball Tourny we can swing by the Bike Rack and I can look at some goodies there. I need a new mirror, new handlebar tape and maybe a mountain bike or two...hee hee.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

HELP me out please!

Have you read THE MEMORY OF RUNNING yet? You should because it's good. A man, feeling his life closing in on hime, starts to ride a bike across the USA. I really loved it. I love weird reads though and this one was somewhat strange.
On another note...I keep thinking about getting a mountain bike now. I think I could ride more without worrying about getting a flat. But...maybe not. The roads here suck and especially the shoulders though...it's a toss up. What does everyone think? Do you like to ride Mountain bikes? Would it be a good way to ride across Nebraska? Should I stick to Terry? Help me out here.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

16 miles

Cindy and I rode to Bartley and back yesterday. Wind in our faces to and at our back from. It was fine. My legs felt pretty strong...my "wind" needs work though. No allergy attacks yet. The right side of my right foot is bothering me and I don't know what to do about it. Very painful. I think when I "rest" I put that foot down in the pedal and lean on it. I must break that habit. Didn't see anything good by the roadside unless you count a dead fox with a beautiful tail. Cindy should've taken it home to keep the dead possum company that "lives" in her yard. Oh well...next time.