Good afternoon everybody. Hope you’ve had a good week. Things have been going well here.
It’s been a good week of riding, even though it’s been chilly and windy. I’m seeing some progress. When I last did an entry (the 12th), I did a 7.71 mile ride. Yesterday I did a 14.56 mile ride. My legs were tired and my knees hurt a little bit, but I’m thinking that if I can keep this up, I shouldn’t have any problems doing my scheduled 16 mile ride coming up on May 10th. I’m a little over five weeks out from Bike the Drive (May 25th) and exactly eight weeks out from Le Tour de Shore, my 2 day, 100 mile ride June 13th and 14th. I’m excited about all three rides, and I think staying excited will help with the motivational factor and keeping me focused on my goals.
One of the things I like about organized rides are the T-shirts. This year will the sixth time I’ve done Bike the Drive. The first time was back in 2004. I still have the shirts from all the rides. Two of those years of doing BTD also saw me riding as a “Red Rider” for the American Diabetes Association’s “Tour de Cure.” Got a couple of t-shirts, and one jersey, from participating as a TdC rider. For my upcoming ride on May 10th, the first 1000 rider to check-in will get a shirt for participating in the Ride The Rock ride. While a shirt isn’t high on my priority list for that ride, if I get there in time, I will certainly take a shirt. Yes, I’m kinda weird. LOL!!
In a previous blog entry, I made mention I would post a pic or two to show how I look nowadays and to use that pic as a baseline as I make the journey towards a smaller guy on a bike. Well, I finally found my regular camera, so I snapped a couple of shot of me….in the jersey I received today for the Tour de Shore ride. It’s a very nice jersey that includes the TdS logo on the front and the route map on the back. When I ordered the jersey, I considered getting it in XXL, but something told me to order the XXXL. Good thing I did. The XXL would have been a little too snug on me. Anyways, you’ll be able to see how it looks, and fits, at the end of this entry.
Speaking of the end of this entry, I think I’ve just reached it. I want to thank y’all for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by and read my blog. I appreciate it. Take care, have a great rest of your day, and God Bless!!