I missed last night… :(

It completely slipped my mind. I’m not sure what caused it to slip my mind. I’m not sure if it was me working, riding my bike up and down some huge hills, or watching Avatar with my son. But whatever it was I’m sorry. Now I just have to forgive myself and try again. Okay I forgive myself.

Today I went riding with my brother-in-law-in-law. My wife’s sister’s husband. Does that make it clear as mud. Anyway, he’s a great guy and has an awesome web site. If you are into robots, and well who isn’t at some level, check him out!  After about 4.5 miles of nothing but horrible hills I just about passed out.  Guess a small cup of yogurt doesn’t sustain you for a 26 mile ride, not to mention losing a whole slew of gears on top of not knowing much about gearing to know you lost them doesn’t help.  I’m not proud of myself, and I intend to try again tomorrow morning, even if I’m alone.  William on the other hand trekked on alone and made all 26 miles.  It’s his longest ride to date.  Over twice his last longest ride.  The guys a machine I tell you!

Anyway, enough about the star.  At about the point I lost it is was when we met a couple of pretty cool guys.  When we were stopped at an insection, and after I fell flat on my side not able to get my cleat out of the pedal, there was a guy who offered me some advice.  But it didn’t stop there.  He got off his bike pulled out a bunch of tools and fixed my gears for me.  If only I had met him 4 miles earlier!!  I might have gone a bit further.  Turns out I was in “almost” the worst possible gear for every single hill.  I mean I shifted gears to what I could find made the ride the easiest out of what I had.  But I was missing gears like nobodies business!  And my front break was rubbing my tire.  The guy was awesome.  Evidently, him and his buddy had been riding long enough that seeing someone like me wasn’t out of the ordinary for them.  I’m happy to find out that there’s still plenty of good people out there willing to lend a hand without expecting a single thing in return.  I’d honestly almost lost hope.  It certainly makes me want to get out there and try again.  So I plan too!  Tomorrow.

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