My legs and buttocks are sore from a weekend of much bike riding. However, it’s a good kind sore and I’m pleased that my knees are not screaming too (a little bit of pain, but nothing significant).
On Saturday morning I met up with some Flickrites for breakfast at The Majestic. Their plan was to have breakfast and then continue on with a photo stroll. I had notions of stopping by Publix before packing up for the Moreland Day Spa.
As Majestic breakfasts go this one was less than, well, majestic. The friendship was fantastic but my food was disappointing. I ordered a egg and cheese biscuit and a small order of home fries with cheese and onions. The biscuit was tough and chewy and the egg cooked to death. Oh well, if I want consistency I should stick to McDonald’s.
Wilson 100 : The Ride Was The Better Than The Organization
But that’s not saying much.
ITP-Reader Sarah and I were the only ones with the cajones to ride an eleven-mile route from the Moreland Day Spa to the start of the Wilson 100. I had consulted the map to realize that with an eleven-mile ride to the start, following the majority of the fifty-four mile route, and then cutting off the final turn to head back to the Moreland Day Spa instead of the start I’d get in the sixty-five miles I desired to ride. The plan was to ride there, check in, and start early before the speed demons would take to the road.
When she and I arrived the rest of our group, who had driven to the start, had already taken to the course. Since we both had prepaid we regaled with the sight of the short, nearly non-existent line at the prepaid registration table. Sarah checked in with no problem, but my name was not on the list. “Blame PayPal” I heard and then was instructed to fill out a registration form and get in another, much longer and slower line. Dangen! This line took at least twenty minutes to navigate only to hand a woman a piece of paper and get instructed to walk to another table to get myself a wristband. Christ, if that’s all I’d have to do why make me wait in a line?!?
By the time I was wristbanded the speed demons were ready to start so we waited them out before taking off on our merry way.
This year’s Wilson effort was more tiring, but overall better for me. I rode hard, experienced no flats, hit the two aide stations that were on my course, made it back to the Day Spa (before everyone else, somehow), showered, and the watched the skies open up with rain.
Did Somebody Say Dominoes?
I only got to play one game of dominoes this weekend, but I’m proud to say that I made the best of it! After being in last place for the longest of time (I took a 67 point hit on the first round) I came back with a vengeance to win. It took a lot of work (and luck) as I outlasted ITP-Reader Sal who wore down with each round, ITP-Reader Bob who got distracted mid-game by his wife ITP-Reader Laura’s and son’s departure, and ITP-Reader Debbie who must have made an arithmetic error otherwise she certainly would have won. 🙂
Oh Shit, It’s Laundry And Draft Night
Sadly the draft to which I refer is not of the beer variety, but rather of the Fantasy Football variety. Want to guess who has not put in any time researching for tonight’s draft?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, but satisfied with my effort this weekend and next weekend is Labor Day Weekend!
Current Music – listening to the latest “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – Speaking of maps, check out these amazing Ancient Maps.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday: cycling, 28 miles; Sunday: cycling, 65 miles
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – ~12.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 268 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 30
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the JalapeÃ±o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem