Sunday, July 20, 2008

I got up at 5 AM on a Sunday for this?

Weight: 219.6
Delta M: 1.8
Mileage: 106.3
July Mileage: 300.9

It’s kind of blurry, but if you look closely, that says TRP, and in Trip, and not ODO, as in odometer, and that decimal point is just west of the three, not the four. This can only mean one or two things. Either I actually rode 104.3 miles today, completing my first century, or I just haven’t reset my bike computer the past few rides. Judging the way tendons are starting to solidify as I type, the funky tan lines across my quads, and the way the balls of my feet feel like somebody took a mallet to them, I think it would be a safe bet to place money on that century. Actually, counting the ride to the start point and stuff, I rode 106.3 miles.

Of course with an average speed of 14.4 mph, this was no Grand Tour performance, but I’m just pleased as punch I didn’t have to call The Warden to come pick me up in the Prison Bus at mile 41. Everything is a little stiff and sore, but the worst of it is my feet. I’m sure my legs will be complaining more tomorrow as well. I learned a couple of interesting things, but most important, a decent chamois cream is worth its weight in gold, platinum even!


durtdemon said...

Im not one for praise,because you should just do things to accomplish and be a better person. But I have to say, congrats. Great job. Thats a long drive even, and you rode a bike that far. But I must say, your stupid.

Erik said...


AN said...

Props on the century, you're the man. I hit the snooze this morning for the beanzie and I gotta say I don't regret it. Sounds like you've discovered the deep, dark secret of cycling as well...butt lube.

Chas said...

Your prison bus driver is very proud of you, and happy she didn't have to brave the heat to put yet another bicycle in the back of her bus.

Great job.

joel said...

So, you like DZnuts? (had to say that!) Props on the hondo....was it dark when you finished?!

Johnny said...

I couldn't tell if it was getting dark, or if my vision was starting to blur.

I will never ride with out DZnuts in my shorts again.

joel said...

Yeah, its better to leave DZnuts in the shorts when riding. BTW, you are still a *****...just in case you forgot!

joel said...

*****, wtf is that?