On my ride this morning, yes, I rode again this morning, I hit a fucking roofing nail during mile 19 of 21. With a morning meeting to get to I had to quickly change the tube and get back to the office. With a quick shower, but no shave, I just made it in time.
The Only Difficulty I Had Yesterday Was User Error
I had a great ride yesterday with ITP-Readers Steve, Barb and Allan. It wasn’t until we returned to the new abode of Steve and Debbie that I realized that I had hit pause on the Wahoo Fitness app and only logged a little more than 19 miles instead of the 37.5 that we actually rode.
With the ride over we sat around drinking beer, snacking, and then the gracious hosts cooked up some hamburgers for our consumption.
I arrived home late yesterday afternoon and proceeded to crash on the bed after cleaning the bike and taking a shower. I’m sure that my warm house didn’t help, but I arose again at 9pm. After realizing that it was still Sunday night I did some work around the house before going back to sleep sometime after midnight.
An Unspectacular Ride On Saturday
I drove the bike up to the work area on Saturday morning and went for a 22-mile ride. I went for a non-spectacular ride around the Chastain Park area.
After eating Chinese Buffet (I Know, I KNOW!) I went home and relaxed for a little while. Later in the afternoon I mowed the laws of the ITP Estate. For the first time in nearly sixteen summers my lawnmower had a difficult time starting. While I don’t do the greatest maintenance on it I do run quality gas with stabilizer and ensure that the air filter is clean before starting. Perhaps it’s time for a new spark plug?
I wound up staying home again on Saturday night, knowing well and good that I’d be riding again on Sunday.
I think I did too good of job cleaning some parts of the bike; my rear brakes are squealing like a pig. Good thing there is a bike maintenance night this coming Wednesday.