Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

One day of riding the Shocker

Begian invasion.

The greatly feared Great Western Trail

The Shocker. Ari's fitness bike

Decided to keep Giugi off the school bus as much as possible. The reason is that it takes her over 40 minutes to complete a 1.5 mile journey. And she has to do a switch at the high school. So starting this week we have been leaving the house much later and riding the trailabike to school. It takes 10 minutes, she gets some exercise, and she arrives happy to class. I then came home and had time to prepare lunch and get my ass to work. Hopped back on the Shocker and rode to work and back. Worked all day, came home and Giugi was getting ready for bed. She was telling the wife how she rode to school and some girls were asking her about her bike. At 9:00 p.m the Slender Fungus ride took place. BTW we are glad you missed it. Temps were warm and it was muggy. Lots of Corn Moths, Spider webs and Mosquitoes kept us busy. Rode into St. Charlies, Got into town, did a couple hills and took the long way home. I totalled a metric century on the Shocker while Gumby clocked 46 miles for the day. Came home around 12:30 a.m. showered, went to bed and passed out.
Trans Iowa is starting to infiltrate my brain. I am already thinking about bikes, training and so forth. Gumby is talking about coming along for support. April is slowly starting to take shape.


Anonymous said...

What is a "Begian Invasion"? Does this mean you into sci fi or Star Trek? And the "shocker"? Isn't that a hazing ritual?

Anonymous said...

Sign up for the Arrowhead 135...

Ari said...

anonymous. We are now Ridley Dealers, so come on in to NCC and check out the new ponies.

Not enough infrastructure to think of Arrowhead. I will be spending my first full winter on the Pugsley this year. Will see how things go.
I think my feet will be the hardest part since I wear a size 15 and that is pretty much the largest shoe out there. That does not allow me to layer up inside the shoe. I wonder how well those Mukluks that Dennis uses work.