Its been awhile since I posted anything. Ive either been too busy or just in the Holiday time off mode. I just had two days off in the store and thats not going to happen again for a long time so I wanted to distance myself from work as much as I could.
When I left the store Saturday, I took everything I thought I was going to need to ride with me. Both bikes and all the fixin’s needed. Turns out I only needed one of the bikes.
First off I gatta mention Saturday’s group ride. With losing an employee this was to be my last Saturday to ride longer and I decided to head over to the “other” group ride. This is the long standing ride that I have done for many years. Most of the guys who ride with me over winter then head out to this ride when its all road bikes. Its faster. So I showed up to this group for the first time in about 5 years.
As we rolled out of town I could feel I was in trouble. Long story short, I was off the back in less than 10 minutes. I was solo’ing a bit at 20mph+ for about 5 more minutes trying to catch up to no avail. I was dropped in less than 15 minutes. How embarrassing. I flipped it, watched them ride into the horizon and put in 30 more miles before I got back to to the store. I guess this ride is no longer an option for me.
There not much more left to say about that. You get older. You get slower. And of course my weight, as always, is a factor.
Sunday I woke to rain. I finally get a day off and it rains. But around noon the sun broke out and the road were dry. I acually grabbed the road bike and set it up with the Garmin and some water to put in a short hour ride in the afternoon but that just did not happen. Instead I went out to eat with the Fam. So Sunday was a wash. I did drive over to the lake to see the return of the Pelicans.
They come every spring and stop for a couple days on their way north. Here maybe two weeks. Then all gone.
Monday I headed out to the State trails of Greenbush with the Farley EX. This bike was made for the rocky bumpy trails out there. Met up with some old friends out there and that made it a nice ride. But my knees started to hurt a bit and could not ride with them long. But it was nice to get out on the MTB again and hope to do so a few times this week before work.
Before I headed out to the trails Monday I stopped by the lake to check out the Pelicans again and saw this boat.
The US Burns Harbor. You can’t tell from this pic but this is one of maybe 5 ships on ther Great Lakes that is 1000 feet long. That’s 3 football fields. The ship was way out there. Full zoom on the camera.
Here is the Burns Harbour all iced in for the winter in Milwaukee several years ago. I think 2012. Its cool to see a ship sail by again after a few years go by.
I spend some time on my fav bench this morn. I tried to yesterday before my ride but it seemed people were lined up and waiting to sit there. Understandable considering it was a Holiday. But today most are at work and I got it for myself for at least 30 minutes.
Was nice to relax a bit before work and I hope to do this a lot more in the near future.
You can see the boardwalk here. Ive also decided I need to walk more in the mornings that I dont ride so I’ve got two knee braces and will try to spend some time walking here. Since Im there anyway. Walking the boardwalk here will sort of kill two birds with one stone. Not that I want to kill any birds.
This moring I saw this guy on the beach. He\she took off before I could ready my camera, but got this shot in anyway. I did not throw a stone at it.
So a longer post today trying to cover almost a week. Today I sit down and pound out an entirely new work schedule with one less guy. Hopefully I can find some time in there to ride. Will see.