I went on a quick and cold ride tonight that pushed me beyond the 5,000 mile mark for 2011. I’ve had a lot of great rides this year with a lot of friends and family and I’m very grateful for how healthy I have been. Hopefully 2012 is even better!
Readyforplanb.com ride report for Day 3 of the Rapha Turkey Takeoff Challenge on Strava.
After a travel day on Friday it was great to be home where I could enjoy warmer weather, my own bike, and familiar roads. With one hundred and seventy miles to go over the next two days to finish the Rapha Turkey Takeoff Challenge on Strava, I was excited to get rolling.
Looking forward to a century on Sunday with my buddy Ben, today’s goal was a seventy mile ride. For any ride over fifty miles coming up with a fun route is always good to keep boredom at bay. With rain expected in a couple hours and concern over having a mechanical far from home, I decided to stay close and listen to a good book and hit some of the cool old boulevards around East Dallas. Helping a woman fix a flat was the omen I needed to confirm I had made the right choice.
The Bridge at White Rock Lake in Dallas Read more...(284 words, 1 image)
Our plans for October 23rd were getting set by our daughter after getting a good report card. We were going to go on a bike ride around White Rock Lake, go to her soccer game, and hit the State Fair of Texas later in the day. She was really excited for the bike ride because it would more than double her longest ride to date and she knew we’d stop a few times and have some yummy snacks and drinks.
We planned our ride so that we would catch the start of the Texas State Veggie Fair over at Winfrey Point right on White Rock Lake. The Veggie Fair was one day only, and we didn’t want to miss it!
When we arrived at the Veggie Fair, our first goal was to find something to drink. We cruised through a few of the food stands until we came up to the Denton Vegan Cooperative. We loved the creative names they had for their juice blends and decided to give the “Unicorn Blood” a shot. Read more...(728 words, 3 images)