So, I changed it back!
The Liberty - Avenue City brevet went of this morning without a hitch, but I was not in attendance. I trust my gut: too many things happening this weekend that hinged on the wife having easy access to a car, and that notion that is always there - self-imposed, I might add - that the car is wasted sitting in a parking lot, 40 miles away, while I ride... well, it's never sat well with me. I suppose that makes me a pretty good partner in marriage... she never has to say these things, it's me that internally freaks out and adjusts plans. When I have solid transportation of my own for bicycle transport, the Avenue City route will still be up there.
To keep R-12 going - a reasonable goal - I have scheduled some time off work during the week about 2-weeks from now... maybe a little less than that. I'll be turning north, and riding the WMGM 200km permanent. This is a tough one, quite hilly, but beautifully scenic - looking forward to it, as I haven't ridden it since December of 2008. Back then, it was an exercise in time management and almost - by three minutes - cost me a re-do. I have fond memories of that ride, because I was not in the best of shape, it was cold, I was tired, and up against the ropes of time... and barely managed to pull it out.
So, this weekend it's football practice (which I just returned from), mowing the grass, fixing a couple things, and hopefully still managing to get out on the bike for a while. It's warm... ok, almost hot.... but quite a nice, clear day. Might as well ease away some miles in slow, easy, fat-burning mode.
Thanks for reading!
Hot damn that was a hell of a ride. I'd like to conquer it (for real) with you one of these days. I'm totally not ready for that right now, though. Best of luck, though!
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