Thursday, August 10, 2006

Savoring summer

A couple weeks ago I made a deal with myself to commute to work via bike (as much as the weather would allow) for the months of August and September. This week has Rocked! Sunny and warm and dry and the seven day forecast looks balmy! The round trip is 46 miles a day...sweet way to pick up 230 miles a week and save some $$ on gas. I'll certainly look back to this particular week sometime around Christmas when it's 33 degrees + raining and let out a big sigh.

The days are already getting shorter, summer is passing by. Why can't it be August all year 'round? Got to make every day count!

It's official...I signed up for my next race. Going to be weird racing with out my main partner in crime - also known as the Ride Junkie. Gonna miss you on this trip Jeff but you'll have your hands full by Sept 3rd.

When I got to work today I was greeted by quite a scene. News vans with satellite dishes pointed skyward. News anchors reporting live from the airport parking lot..it's how I overheard the newest terrorist plan to blow-up planes with liquid bombs? WTF?
Like air travel wasn't hard enough up till now.

Now for a bit of humor- Out law in spandex is some funny stuff. - thanks to Lesli for sharing.

6 comments:

Tuco said...

that specialized thing rocked! thanks for that, knew there was a reason I surfed cycling blogs! : )

IF Chicks said...

Are there any hills in that 46 mile commute ?? Glad to hear you are in for SM100, lots of competition for you at this one.

rick said...

so, how is that new route treating you?

Andy said...

Only one small climb in the route..near the backside of Lynn woods. Huge head winds and cross winds on 107 daily while crossing the marsh that beat me up good.
I know the competition is stout down in that part of the east..All I can do is ride my ass off till then and hope for a good finish.

Doug said...

Passed that oulaw vid onto some photogs at the Herlad, lots of laughs here, I wonder if the trucker got cited. That SM 100 is awe inspiring, good luck. I did the Hodges Vil Dam race today and had a good time. Saw Jeffster, hope he kicked it, missed hi race since I had to leave and get to work. Fun ride last week, my scabs are almost gone now - but of course I have some new ones from today.

Doug said...

Hey Andy

Check out the race report...

http://forwhomthewheelrolls.blogspot.com/