After one of the better rides I had in a while I had much difficulty going to sleep last night. My legs never got comfortable in bed, and this morning I woke up with a stiff lower back. My back shouldn’t be an issue today, I just need to be cognizant that I am not the limber man I normally am. I need to take heed of my body so that I can do my two long rides on Saturday and Sunday in Hartwell. I will be riding the sixty-mile course on Saturday, and if all goes well the 59-mile course on Sunday. I can recover Monday at the Peachtree Bikes Recovery Ride.

As has become the norm when I arrive home, past 9:00pm, after a post-work bike ride, I cooked up some frozen meatballs and sauce for a late dinner. With dinner last night I drank water. What? Yes, water. I also treated myself with a mini Lรƒยคrabar and a large glass of milk for dessert. Milk? Yes, milk.

Losing Track Of The Giro d’Italia
My DVR at work has stopped recording the nightly recap show, so I’ve lost touch with the action in Italy. I have today’s stage playing on my TV in the office, so I’m trying to catch up.

Haircut And Preparation Tonight
After work tonight I will be getting a haircut. I was also hoping to wedge my way into the ITP-Reader Stacy’s plan of going to Dad’s Garage, but the timing didn’t work out for me.

Instead I am going to treat myself to a dinner out after my haircut, and then head straight home to gather all of the things I need to bring with me for this weekend’s two days of cycling.

Have to run to a meeting… Have a great day friends!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Harrumph!

  1. Barb says:

    We are in for Hartwell – but can’t leave until after I get off work at 5pm – too many people have already taken the day off. So – if the traffic gods are with us (is that possible on a friday of a holiday weekend?) we should arrive about 7:30-8:00.
    Figuring a quick tent set up before it gets dark – we will go to late dinner after that.
    Vern said he’s good with going to 2nd supper.
    Sal & Marty are wanting to go, but she hasn’t found anyone to watch Zeke-Norman, I guess most doggie boarding places are already full. She’s working on it.
    We are leaning more toward the 40 mile route on Saturday – as we have not ridden the road bikes but once since STU. We are such slackers.

    And – we always have milk in the house. always.

  2. I’m not sure at what time I will arrive but I’m okay with eating a second supper at any time as well.

  3. Barb says:

    I’ll text a ETA once we have a better idea of it – just let me know where you are camping so I can find you all. And – try not to drink the whole bottle of Evans Williams before we get there!

  4. That’s why I’m sticking to the 60-mile ride on Saturday, hoping that by the time I come in the entire bottle will have been consumed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Steve says:

    Oddly, if I drink much milk late at night, it will keep me up. Evan Williams however, does not.

    Since everyone is heading to Hartwell, I guess I’ll be riding by myself somewhere this weekend.

    Debbie sent me a picture this morning of Zelda enjoying gnawing on a deer skull and antler IN THE BEDROOM this morning. And I wonder why the house smells…

    I guess I’m going to have to turn on a light when getting dressed, or at least loading my pockets, as my wallet was absent when I got to Marta this morning. I doubled my train buddy in through the handicap gate. And a friend here had a spare card, so I have a way to get home!

    I hate being stupid.


  6. Barb says:

    Steve – we may be up for a ride on Monday – but the more I think about it – it may be a mountain bike ride. But – who knows……….

  7. Steve says:

    I could be convinced… ping me. Kinda doubt there will be a blog.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    There should be a blog on Monday. Should be.

    I was considering hashing, it’ll be my 17th Analversary, but then committed to the Peachtree Bikes recovery ride.

  9. Debbie says:

    For the record, the deer skull and antlers didn’t stink. All the tissue had decayed away so it was just bone. The last two days carcasses were stinky and really gross. Our open door policy may have to change.

    My one niece who managed to move away from home is visiting this weekend, so family time on Sunday. Katherine is coming down to ride horses on Monday.

    I’ve actually had to do real work this week, so whew, glad the weekend is almost here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Barb says:

    wait- Debbie – real work? what’s up with that????

  11. Steve says:

    We aren’t cashing checks quite yet, but a management company in Lagrange is trying to land a client that Debbie would manage the account. AND another position (a little one with the city of Newnan) wants to interview her next week.

    Keep your fingers crossed…

  12. Stacy says:

    Fingers crossed for you Debbie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Barb says:

    fingers crossed!!!!

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