Saturday, April 26, 2014

25 Miles...or So!

Been a little too long off the bike but now it's time to start getting in some miles. We were thinking about a few more today but the wind was not Gina's friend today. That's OK though because we did not see too many riders on the trail. I think the wind forecast might have spooked a few so just riding today was a win. We started with Jose but he stopped at Edna Park for a pit stop while we continued. I figured with the wind he'd easily catch us before too long. Wrong! I guess there was a line at the boy's room so it took him a bit to remount. He caught us about a mile before we hit the coast.

At the coast, not a soul while we were there. OK, maybe 2 riders stopped for a minute or two but quickly left. The sandblasting was too much for them I guess ha ha! We waited around to see if any of our usual buds would show but no dice so we left. Very uneventful day but a nice ride. Gina says she had a bad day but I say, wind will do that to you. I don't think she did, it was the wind that made it tough.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nuttin' But Music Weekend

Had to much family over for the holiday weekend so I couldn't break away for some riding so I played my guitar instead. My brother did a few songs for me, he sings much better than I do. He didn't know "Fire" but did very well anyway. Hadn't heard "Baby It's You" by the Beatles in a long time but he did it much better than I ever could. He did seem to know "Kansas City " without reading the words so ti came out good!

I did Burning Love on my own earlier that day on my own. I used a beat box thing I found on line (metronome). I had no idea how to use it but I set it good enough to do the song ha ha! I'm no pro but liek cycling, you don';t have to be to have fun! :-)

My 10 year old grandsons did the video work for us! :-)

Me by myself trying some Elvis

Saturday, April 12, 2014

25 on SART

A nice 25 miler with Gina on SART. She actually did much better than I thought. We had a 16.4 average on the ride. Not bad for  the second time on the bike in 2 months. We ran into Alex at the start. Crazy dude is doing a 60 miler only 2 weeks after having surgery (hernia repair). Jose rode with us and we crossed paths with Mark and Gail on the return. Of course I have already posted Mark's story, some crazy determined riders in this place. Ran into an old ride partner Mike at the coast. He sat and chatted for a while with us talking about old times. It was a good day!

                                                    Alex on the road fighting the wind

                                                                  Hang on Gina!!!!

                                   I aimed for Mike with the camera but my aim was off ha ha!

                            Another shot of Mike but seems the pic came out a bit off center ha ha!

                                               Once again of center, wow I am losing it! :-P

                                          Tammy training some LD for her upcoming Iron Man

                Alan and a lecture on the importance of nose strips. Gina looks really interested :-P

                                                                     Mark and Gail

                                                                   Gina breaking a sweat