Yep, by the time most of you are reading this I will be crammed into a too small seat on a plane that is flying too slow. The machine is in the care of Fed Ex and scheduled to arrive on time in fabulous Solvang, CA, where I will pick up on Monday and begin a grueling schedule of riding, eating and drinking, not necessarily in that order. Thanks to our great weather, I'm as ready as I need to be, if not as ready as I can be....or something like that with close to 600 miles for the month and likely my first ever 1000+ mile month when March ends. First, a stop in Tucson where I will dust off bike #2 and not just ride up Mount Lemmon but make it to the top and have a giant cookie at the Cookie Barn. Read a list of the top 50 rides in the US and the Lemmon climb was slotted at #9. Then I'll probably participate in the Saturday "Shootout" ride, help my wife run her half marathon on Sunday and then, drive to California. I am really jacked and kind of looking forward to the drive as I have never been between Phoenix and Palm Springs and looking forward to what is out there....yeah, probably typical southwest scenery but that's ok, I love it. Check back often for some great images of the beautiful scenery. Meantime.....
My good buddy Ryan Roe sent me the above image from the action on Tuesday's ride. Nathan had a flat and the chickens watched him fix it...really...check out the chickens in the upper right corner. Only 5-6 cyclists showed up for the unoffical 5:30pm ride but quite a few more headed out at 6:00pm.
Jon Morgan sent an email out that the unofficial New Albany ride will start at 6:00pm on Thursday but this is not the COP sanctioned event. That one starts in April but it sounds like a large crowd will show up this week for a 35 mile route. Can't wait to rejoin my New Albany buddies and get pounded into sand. Oh yeah, being pounded into sand is a heck of an experience, right up there with sharp sticks plunging into eyes.
OK, that's it cycling partners. Talk to you soon, hopefully Thursday.