Once the sun went down, the heat dropped off a bit and riding felt fine. One of the things about riding a bike: there’s always a breeze.
Nothing special about the ride other than it was great therapy after a very stressful day. Otherwise it would have gone in the sucky column. While the evening was cool(er), I still had to suffer through three well baked deer/roadkill. I can usually hold my breath long enough to get past them, but there were two within 50 yards of each other along Lisburn Road = yuck. Then the bugs were also out in force, but like I said, this was therapy, and it worked.
On the stress side, I have to vent. My daughter is working one of her jobs in the city with me this summer. Yesterday she went to the ‘loo and left her phone on the sink counter. An older lady picked it up, and called me later to say she had the phone and we could come get it…in Lancaster! Then, she wouldn’t be home last night, and wasn’t planning to return to Harrisburg any time soon.
Add to this that my daughter is taking an on-line course this summer and last night she was to have an exam; and guess how they take exams? Yep. The prof calls on the phone and the test is verbal. (It’s a Spanish course.)
Why she didn’t just turn the phone over to someone in the building…But…I am going to be nice to her and try to get the phone back today.
Toodling around on the X bike here and there has me thinking that I might convert it to upright bars also. After riding it, the Trucker feels like…a truck. A comfortable truck, but not nearly the zippyness of the lighter frame. I’d like to be able to take the X bike on some of the longer rides without my neck getting stiff, so something like On One Mary knock-offs are in order, but I’d also like to keep the barcons. Basically, upright bars with a slightly less back-angle than the A-bars. I’m open to suggestions.
Misc. Miles: 4.3
Distance: 17.2 miles 2011: 883.5