Monday, February 18, 2019

Still Raining,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

So I got to ride all weekend, I just had to drive an hour each way to do it. I could have done Uhwarrie but it's still an hour anyway. Plus it would have been really muddy. Cheraw is perfect for a rainy day. The sand is at is's best when soaked. Saturday I even got rained on. The weather was right though! It was about 63 when I started but like 53 when I finished.

Had the privilege of meeting officer Webster with the South Carolina highway patrol on the way home. I was cruising along paying no attention when I saw the front end of thee approaching car take a dive. That's when I realized I was meeting a state trooper. He did the flip and I was already sitting on the side of the road waiting.

He asked the last time I had a ticket and I told him. It's been 18 years. He checked and then wrote me a warning ticket! Made me really happy, Sunday when I went back down I had the cruise set both directions. No need to test my luck, I'll take a break once and awhile, but you don't get that lucky too often.

Sunday was just cold, low 40's but still righteous. So now we sit and watch it rain again.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Never enough,,,,,,,,,,,

Enough time on the bike anyway! I might have mentioned, we seem to be having one of the wettest winters ever here in the southeast. It ain't helping my riding at all. But I guess were all in the same boat.

Best thing to happen around here as of late, we are grand parents! Little Miranda has joined our family and she is about as sweet as you could ever imagine! Yes I will be buying her a new bike really soon! Got to start her early.

Makes me want to actually pay the few bucks to google so I can start posting pictures again. So I can show the world how sweet she is.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


So I am now doing night rides by myself regularly on a few local trails. The trails close to home, trails that I know someone else will probably ride the same night I do. That way someone will at least find my body in a timely fashion, that's if I get taken out by my imaginary night monsters that live in my head. Bastards!

It's been a good winter so far for me, lots of riding, no snow LOTS of rain. It's the south, just the way it is here. Although I probably ought to be glad if we did get a lot of snow I would have to buy another bike, a fat bike. I don't need another bike!

So I came up with a plan. I am now signed up for the Vista 300/420 bike-packing race in Tennessee. It's in early May and the logistics are just what I need. About a 4-5 hour drive start and finish in the same spot and I need no planes trains or help to make this happen.

I just need to keep pedaling and get over my stupid fear of the dark! This week is a big week for that part of it. I am heading to Uhwarrie after work this week by myself and gonna finally do a remote ride in the dark all alone. So far we have been riding there all winter and have yet to see anyone else night riding. I say we because I have only gone when my side kick Kelly has been able to join me.

This week will be the big test! Stay tuned....