Monday, December 15, 2008

Stick A Fork In It - 10,000 Miles For The Year

Play Above Music While Reading

Well... I did it. I got the last 8 miles in today. I am now sitting a 10,000 miles for the year. That was despite driving the car in and out of the office today. It was the first time I drove to work since early March. That was because it was something on the order of 3F with the wind at around 20mph. So, I wasn't too keen on the idea of riding into work. Then there was the freezing rain and sleet we got yesterday. I really hate to ride on questionable surfaces in the dark without having seen it in the daylight.

When I got home, I looked at the forecast for the week and decided that it wasn't going to be much better and now was the time. So I kitted up and rolled. The ride was pretty close to perfect, other than the cold. The freezing rain and sleet combination was absolutely the best for the studded tires that I have ever seen. It was almost like riding on asphalt with the slicks. Now I have to start thinking about staying on the bike until the weather gets "nice" again.

Oh yeah... The daughter promised to buy me some beer if I got to 10,000 miles. It's going to taste really good.

Music Note: This is Four Ruffles and Flourishes followed by Hail To The Chief. This is what is normally played to salute the President. This particular version / recording is from The United States Army Band. It is free for download and duplication as noted on the linked page.


Ann said...

CONNNNNNNGRAAAATTTTSS!!!!!!!!! (With all the pomp & cirumstance as your sound clip!)

As always, "that's crazy" but totally awesome!

I hear the weather isn't cooperating with our yoga schedules either. Grrrr.

Z said...

Thank you ~bows with namasta hands~

Yeah... I'm hoping we have class tonight. I will be in need of something physical. I get to run a friends mom to the train station in Galesburg.

Hmmm... One of the Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches might have been nice too.