Thursday, July 1, 2010
Tuesday's scheduled ride turned out to be really cool temperature-wise. We were both wearing jackets and Gumby also had some tights. The midwest is so crazy when it comes to weather. One day it is hot and humid, the next cold. So we made our roll out to St. Charlies and had interesting chat all the way. The trail was most excellent and there was an assortment of bugs to chew on. I had a Bandanna going since I just don't care for bugs crawling down my throat. We arrived at the end of the trail and found the Shoes and sweatshirt that you see on the bench. Gumby started telling me this story of how they had found some running shoes with the feet still in them. We checked the shoes for feet and only found some stinky socks in them. We sat at the next table over and chatted with our new friend.
We finally got going again and just froze until we warmed up again. We were tired and had not brought enough food. Around almost midnight we had the sighting again. Two strange LED lights approaching us. We new that these lights were the same ones we had spotted last week. Indeed it was the two misterious riders we had seen the week before. Both dressed in dark clothing, one sporting a Mustachio and no tail-lights as to not be seen. We know they are part of the incognito Slender Fungus Cycling Association. We just grunted at eachother in passing.
I went home, had toast, took all my Asthma medicines, had a shot of whiskey and passed out.
While daylight riding has its benefits I much prefer the night. Cars are more visible, there is less people out. One never runs the risk of getting sunburned and there are a lot of creatures out. The miles sometimes fly by and othertimes just drag on forever. If you haven't tried it go ahead and get yourself a good light and team up with someone and just do it! Nike Style.
The Salsa Chili con Crosso has been riding good and I just worked out an annoying creak. Where the Salsa clamp interfaces with the frame is where the creak was. I took the clamp off, greased the inside and voila the creak was gone.