So I passed on the group ride this a.m. (man it was nice to ‘sleep in’ for a change on a Saturday) and rode to Starbuck for a family event at the Bridges Golfcourse clubhouse. Route was #52E, #206N, #??W thru Linden, #59N, #1W, #2W (95 KM’s).
Best part of the ride: #59N (buttery smooth new asphalt with nice shoulder)
Worst part of the ride: #2W (old single lane concrete with huge cracks, almost like riding a train track)
Pleasant Surpise of the ride: Bridge repair of #1W over Pembina has a sidewalk/bikelane over the bridge – smooth & safe crossing
Stats of ride: 23 bungy cords passed, 59 songs played on my iPod, 1.5 bottles of gatorade consumed, 2 of my kids futures planned, my future still unplanned, peace and prosperity in Afghanistan unlikely, no way out of the family gathering in August, remembered why I started wearing two pair of cycling shorts last summer, new Body Driven jersey rocks (no sore nipples–oops too much information), cost of my 3 year old bike now down to 5.7 cents/km (does it start to pay me money at some point…what if I keep it as long as Curt R’s Cannondale…?), my Uncles shocked look as I pulled up to the clubhouse –priceless.