Cycling Along The Way...

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Silver City, NM, United States
Riders of the wheel. Racers, Roadies, Mountain bikers, Touring cyclists, Commuters, and others. Diamond frames, recumbents, trikes, and more. Sharing a web of connections often misunderstood or unappreciated by those who don't ride. Herewith, my attempt to share some of the more rational thoughts that flit around inside my head while bicycling, knocking back a brew or three, or just thinking about life. Reviews of bicycles, gear, touring, and more, plus some unsolicited posts about people, politics, and philosophy. Other things, too. Me: retired, gave up my TV in 1988, avid cyclist, several cross country tours completed with more to come. Your thoughts?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Last of the Calm Days Before the Tour...and the WIND!

Starting tomorrow, the Tour starts...and the wind.  32 mph tomorro; 40mph on Thursday; chilly on Fri, Sat and Sunday....oh, and possibility of rain/thunder storms on Sat and Sun.  Should be fun, eh?

Went for a short ride with Matt this a.m. down Hwy 90.  Matt was gracious and let me keep up with him.  Those riders are amazingly strong and fast.  At 62 yrs old, I am not even in the same neighborhood, let alone league as they are.  Saw lots of teams out there today ... blazing up and down the roads/hills.  There is very little flat riding in this area.  A fact of life here is elevation; another fact of life here is hills.

Looking forward to the Tour.  Oh, and my touring tires should be here tomorrow.  I'll be back on my Cannondale by Thursday.

The song for today...Billy Joe Shaver...Live Forever...great song; great song writer; great singer.  Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeJ4kp1AwY4