Monday, October 12, 2009

The Big Five-Oh!


Went for a fifty-mile bike trip today. It took about six hours, five if you only include the actual biking, 'cause I stopped for an hour for lunch.

Here's a look at the vehicle:
The rear pannier bag carried an MRE, thermos of hot coffee, water bottle and rain poncho. In the front handlebar bag is a first aid kit, pepper spray, tire pump, ID and CHL, keys, phone and $20 bill. The tool kit has a spare tube, patch kits and tire tools, tire gauge and the usual things. The front pannier rack is held to the front fork by six homemade clamps. First gear is a real "stump-puller" that allows the rider to climb hills so steep that you have to lean sharply forward so that the bike won't topple over backwards.

No, I do not wear those goofy tight bike pants. I need pants with a belt.

Is this an impossibly-blue sky, or what?



Let's see if I can imbed a GPS map here:




Hey, it worked! The blue line represents my trip home, except for a 3/4-mile GPS failure (yellow line).

7 comments:

Roberta X said...

You're my Hero!

Turk Turon said...

Is that because I don't wear the goofy-tight bicycle pants?

Brigid said...

Congratulations! That's an incredible distance, more than I could have handled, even in my prime.

Crucis said...

Uhhh, on the bike...

Where's the rifle scabbard?

Crucis said...

Brigid! You're still in your prime.

Such words!

Roberta X said...

Turk, uh, you do, um, wear pants, though, right? Right? ;)

Brigid: "in your prime!" Such talk. Tsk.

Turk Turon said...

R-X: yes, I do wear pants because they hold the belt, which holds the holster, which holds the .45.