Monday, July 12, 2010


....after I just finished 24 miles on the bike in the rain. I set out hoping to beat it, but got rained on anyway, just enough to keep me cool and make me a little cautious of curves, descents, and my brakes. Heard a little thunder, had one lightning flash a mile away, but didn't get struck or have to take refuge in a house (which I did once last year and made new friends.)

Anyway.... if I'd waited a few hours, I could have done it in clear weather.

But now I've had recent practice riding in the rain.

24 miles included 4 of the major hills of the SavageMan course: McAndrews Hill, Otto Lane, "Killer Miller," and Maynardier Ridge. Plus another long climb (Twin Churches Road) to get to McAndrews Hill.

I am so blessed to live practically on the bike course. Just a couple-mile ride gets me to either of 2 of the dreaded climbs. I'm getting so I don't even need to go into my lowest granny gear much of the time, which makes me very happy!


Marshamlow said...

Good job! I am working on getting fit for the first time in a lot of years. Slowly but surely I am getting stronger. Mostly I am in the gym right now, I like the a/c. I am thinking of doing a 5k. It might be fun to have a goal and then achieve it.

Miss Rachel said...

So nice to see you back in Blog Land. Happy summer!

Evie in WV said...

We all need to re-charge sometimes. I've been on my own hiatus from blogging. I'm glad your back. I so enjoy your writing.