Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Infrequent Rides

I have had a very hard time getting on the bike for the last month. The following is my list of excuses:
  • Since the crash I haven't quite gotten my road bike back into rideable condition. I replaced the derailleur, but I need to replace the cable as well.
  • I went to California on business, then to Idaho for boy scout camp.
  • My wife's uncle passed away unexpectedly, so we had family in town for about 10 days.
  • I've just gotten lazy.
But I rode my bad weather old mountain commuter home yesterday and felt great doing it. Unfortunately (for my biking) I am leaving on a short backpacking trip on Thursday, so that's probably it for my riding this week.

I think what I need is another big ride to serve as a fall goal like the MS-150 does in the spring. I am thinking about one of these:
That last one would be cool. It's about 120 miles from my house to the StateLine Casino. I have wanted to do this for a few years. I would have my wife drive out that afternoon to meet me there and drive back after spending the night.

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