Saturday, April 23, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sometimes carpentry and rando don’t mix well…
But it was a great ride.
The first Vermont rando event of 2011 was this past Saturday. I had every intention of riding it 1 ½ weeks before it started. Then I got a last minute call for a commercial job…cabinet building and installation. I was tired when the ride began from working 12-14 hour days, and had a long hard day ahead of me on Sunday, as it was the deadline for the install. I figured, hey, I’ll just go and see what happens.
Around mile 30 I realized that if I rode the whole ride I would be shot the next day. So I opted for a shorter (54.3 mile/time 4:16/slow & steady) loop which took me about 5 ½ hours. It was a great ride and although it is not very randoesque, I am proud of myself for making the decision I did because yesterday was a 14 hour slam and we had to work around 4 other crews at the job.
All in all it was a great day. A great group of folks to ride with and a beautiful day.
The Minoura light bracket (fork mounted) held up well.
Nice practical bike that pulled up. Father and daughter.
Cool to see a young kid (12ish) riding a practical bike!