Good Weekend Away, Good Week Start

I had a great time hanging with the Raleigh Royalty this past weekend. Much time was spent poolside (under shade) and some time was even spent in the pool (and diving into the pool from the springboard). I left Raleigh yesterday morning as part of the rouse as the Royalty made a surprise visit to some water park in Charlotte.

For the most part the driving portion of the trip was uneventful as I hit no rain and kept my speed in a reasonable range.

I ate a very large Zaxby’s lunch yesterday so I punished myself for doing so by washing the M6 a few hours after my return home.

Permanently Closed
The rouse executed involved going to the outlets in Charlotte. This got me thinking about visiting the Pearl Izumi outlet up 400; save your breath, I already know that it’s closed permanently. Fortunately I Googled and found out this tidbit of information before driving all the way up to Dawsonville.

Pity, I really like Pearl Izumi’s cycling clothes and would have had fun shopping there again.

I Realized That I Match Again
When I had the Jackmobile and the Red Rocket I was red and red. This morning as I went to put the unnamed bike into the M6 (I didn’t get around to assembling the new bike rack yet, that’ll happen this week) I realized that I am now back in sync by driving a white car and riding a mostly-white bike. All is right with the world again.

I went out for an almost 24 mile ride (23.95 according to the Wahoo Fitness app) this morning. Had I known that I was so close to hitting 24 I would have circled the parking lot once. My ride was really good for a warmish, humid morning. I could get used to getting an early-morning ride in each week, at least until the temperature drops again in the Fall.

Time for me to knock out the 85 emails that accumulated in my inbox since the end of Wednesday…

How was your weekend?

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Good Weekend Away, Good Week Start

  1. btw- I kinda hate the short posts — especially not having photographs — for which I I fear I’m becoming known. Time pressures are getting the best of me. 🙁

  2. Steve says:

    Pictures in a post? Completely unexpected at this point!

    I met the BRAGgarts aouth of beautiful downtown Lone Oak and rode with them almost back to the end. I detoured towards home while they filled their jerseys with beer as they had none cold waiting for them. Then I slogged my way back home, even stopping in a shady spot for a quick 10 before dragging myself up the hills near L’ville. I was cooked well done by 1:45 PM.

    Went to a “new” BBQ place in Hogansville and we will return! Good ‘cue, good ribs and beer!

    Sunday, after Debbie returned from her ride, she noticed Brownie had brought another turtle in the house and had his way with it. It wasn’t pretty and I admonished him to leave the turtles alone. He did not look the least bit ashamed or that he would stop the turtle assult, so we’ll see. That boy…


  3. I know, my photography has been non-existent for far too long.

    I’m not liking Brownie’s new hobby. I’m sure Debbie and you are not thrilled with it either.

  4. Barb says:

    Allan & I rode just under 50 on Saturday, yes, it was very toasty out there. A couple Wheelhopper friends saw us riding (as they drove by) & sent a text to stop by for a beer at their place in Roswell. It was an excellent stop at 35 miles. Getting started again wasn’t that easy, but we did it, but then I decided I was starving, so we stopped at a Subway in East Cobb. Eventually we made it home.
    Then headed over to Deposit’s pool (reallu Oops’s house, but he is in Canada or something like that fishing). Hung out with her, Sani & Robin, great way to cool off, as that pool doesn’t ever get too warm with all the trees.

    Sunday – I was a slug. Watched TV most of the day, just couldn’t motivate myself to go outside.

    Tonight – might go to the Monday Moonlight hash, it starts down the street.
    Or go for a bike ride. We will see………

  5. Steve says:

    I was at 55 by the end of Saturday, and was holding my own with folks that had a week of training. And I won the double sprint at Coweta County line/ City of Grantville (2 different signs 40 ft. apart!!)

  6. Barb says:

    So glad you won some Sprints! that had to annoy them……….

  7. Damn, while I’m patting myself on the back for riding 24 you all are doubling my distance! I feel like such a slacker. 🙂

  8. Steve says:

    Yeah, but you rode BEFORE WORK!! How much smarter is that?

  9. bob says:

    Back from BRAG, great times! 462 miles and 26,000 feet of climbing. Thanks for coming out to visit Barb and Steve, it was nice seeing you out there.

    Steve, you went so early for the double sign sprint that there was NO way any of us could have responded 🙂 It was fun having you in our train, really cool to see 7 riders all in Wheelhopper jerseys.

    When I got home Laura said, hurry up and unpack as we have tickets to an outdoor concert. I may have lost any point I built up because I had to bail on the concert. I was a wreck when I got home, could barely keep my eyes open. Even today with 2 good nights of sleep I am still tired.

    You guys have fun on RAGBRAI, it is still on my bucket list.

  10. Barb says:

    Bob – I figured you were the babysitter so Laura could have the night off for tthe concert.

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