Monday, April 11, 2011

Sometimes carpentry and rando mix poorly...

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.

Yep, it's a barn.

Picture that I poached from Per. Hope that's ok Per.

This was after I turned off on my own loop along Hinesburg Hollow Road.

Close up of tussocks and beaver stream.

Coffee stop at the cider mill on Dorset Street.
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!



Vik said...

Having an ambitious goal is great, but there are other things in life you need to take care of as well. I'm hoping to ride a couple brevets in May, but I may well get the call to go work on a project somewhere which will scuttle my plans. I'm just going to see what happens - if the brevets are possible awesome and if work needs me - so be it.

greg said...

Indeed Vik. Didn't some brilliant person say that if you always achieve your goals you should set them a little higher?