If one could take the weather, put it into a replication machine, and simply punch out beautiful days, this past weekend could be used as the prototype.
60 in the morning, rising to a dry, slightly breezy 85 in the afternoon. Sure, I'll take every day just like that.
Where do I sign?
Saturday was one of those days that a 3-4 hour ride just wasn't going to happen. Too much going on.
In lieu of that fact, I went Juan Solo, and did the Tues/Thurs loop backwards. Let me be the first to assure you that it's tougher in the counter clockwise direction.
That 50kmh run down 302 that everyone seems to enjoy? Yeah, it's a climb all the way out.
Gotta say though, I quite liked the loop in that direction. It was...different...
Upon return to Service Course, I talked a client off the ledge. Man...people get inside their own heads too much.
Then it was a trip to Owens to watch what seemed to be the unending U8 Futbol match. This was followed by replacing all of the molding on the back of the house, replacing some shingles, and scraping paint.
Welcome to This Old House.
Sunday was another glorious weather day.
The bunch met @ 9, and did a nice loop out past Starbucks, around to Swansea and back. 100km fell under wheels without much drama.
And we had an addition to the normal group as well. Morgan joined us yesterday. She's a relative noob, but she's strong like bull, and rides a straighter line than some who have ridden in the group for years. It was quite nice to have two females on the ride yesterday. Even nicer was the fact they are both good riders, and pleasant people.
Post ride, I laid down the graphics on the CX frame, and got the first bit of color applied. Taping off graphics isn't physical work, but it's labor intensive. Now I know why those custom paint jobs on high end bikes cost hundreds of dollars, if not more.
I'm doing relatively simple graphics, and a total of four colors, and the initial taping took nearly two hours.
Hopefully the rest will go a bit more quickly...
LBL was yesterday...
Don't get me wrong, I loves me some Euro on Euro action, but this edition of LBL was a bit of a yawner...
And I'm wondering if Dan Martin caught his stupid Garmin Vector power pedal pod in the corner...causing him to low-side.
Cav won the first stage in Turkey...and got bananas...
Cav will NEVER cramp again.
Cav wins a bunch sprint.
That's gonna be a HUGE loaf of banana bread.
"The prize is a bunch of bananas as big as me? Bullshit..."
And this guy...
It's Monday, and there are errands to be run before the weather turns to Portland later today. Enjoy the day...