When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. - Arthur Conan Doyle

May 26, 2005

Sheryl and I are trying to get a few more miles before BRAN, so we decided to go again today! I headed from my corner to catch up with Sheryl! yeah!! The wind decided to blow again out of the n-w mostly west at about 14 mph or so. The day was in the 70's but partly cloudy and felt cool! To the point coveralls would have felt good and I had an icicle in my ear!! We soon got warmed up and went to past Bartley to our 15 mile mark and turned around. It was so nice to have a tail wind coming back I had almost forgot what that was like!! We are going to wait now until after Memorial Day to ride again it is camper and boat and trailer crazies out there! Some of them first day behind a wheel of one , no thanks but I will pass taking any chances!!
MIles Logged: 31.53

May 24,2005

Not hardly a whisper of a wind and ready to ride again! I drove in to Sheryl's I had her helmet from the last ride. We took off from there and went south out of Cambridge the wind seemed to be in our faces we thought! The sun was warm in the 80's and really humid. We enjoyed the ride and felt good, we always enjoy the ride to the junction it is so pretty the birds singing and the cows in the pastures with new babies! We got to the junction and I swear you could have heard a pin drop it was so quiet and peaceful!! We needed a couple of lawn chairs I think we would have stayed all day! Anyway we left for Wilsonville and went a little past and turned around and headed home. It was a little windy but not to bad until we turned north. Then oh boy it was a slow climb from the junction up but we made it! It was starting to get pretty hot so we had to drink plenty of water!We did eat a few bugs, maybe helped a little with energy! We had a good workout in the hills and wind today!!!
Miles Logged: 32.0

May 22,2005

Sheryl and I decided to wait until a little later in the day to ride! The wind was out of the s s-e so we headed to McCook! It was warm in the 80's and a nice evening ride. We had some flat runs and a few good hills to end the ride! As we got to McCook Sheryl was a little nervous about the traffic! I think If I would have let her she would have keep on going north to the dirt roads to avoid traffic!! I guess we did get to see some good flower beds though!!! We got to Wal-mart just in time the crew was there to meet us there! We are becoming stronger everyday and will be ready for the BRAN ride!! Ya Hoo!!
Miles Logged: 33.58

May 18, 2005

A nice morning seemed like hardly any wind!! Sheryl and I decided to go as soon as we could. I biked in around 9:00 and picked her up at her house. You might think this is easy I yelled two times and nobody, checked out the whole yard. Looked at the flowers, noticed new ones blooming and no Sheryl. So one more time I yelled and she was inside after all. I was almost wore out and hadn't even got started yet.I needed to get back for a funeral and so we stayed on the highway and just watched the time. The wind was a little cool at first but really starting to pick up out of the n n-w. It worked us pretty good but we went on to Indianola and turned there. Coming back we had sort of a tail wind but the wind was gusty from all directions today!! We got some good miles and and it was sunny and 73* and felt good to ride!!
Miles logged: 40.00

May 19,2005

Today we ride a bike again!!! Sheryl and I planned to take a bigger ride today. We started out before dinner and headed south out of Cambridge to the junction. It is a nice road and usually not much traffic. The wind was a little gusty but not bad. We headed west over to Lebanon which was into the wind but just a flat and then turned North to go on to Bartley. It was a pretty ride alot of good hills we got along fine. The heat was the only thing that kind of worked on us, we really aren't used to it yet! Anyway headed on to Cambridge and I went on home then! We had a good time and a good ride!
Miles Logged: 55.0

May 10, 2005

Was a really warm day in the high 80's and great day to ride a bike!! I got off work came home changed and biked in to get Sheryl! The wind had picked up really good by then and it was getting late so we just took a ride to past Bartley and back. It was great going the wind seemed to push us it was out of the s s-e and we biked around 20 mph and having fun, but the the going back was not so fun. It had clouded up which helped but we headed into a really good corner wind which had changed to the n-e. It worked us hard but we made it back in good time anyway! It was way to windy to talk which just about killed Sheryl and I, we just put our heads down and peddaled anyway!
Miles Logged: 31.70

May 9, 2005

My bike rolled over 5000 miles today yahoo!!! I think it may had a few more than that I didn't get the speedometer on right away but still I felt like celebrating!!! Anyway we took an afternoon ride! It was pretty nice but of course Windy, it was out of the s-sw with pretty good gusts. I biked in to pick up Sheryl and we biked to Indianola and turned around, We noticed the wind had seemed to change in direction imagine that!It was now out of the s s-e. Anyway we struggled with it both ways, we made good time though.It was a nice day and the temps was in the 70's!
Miles Logged: 40.0

May 4, 2005

A afternoon ride with the wind blowing at 19 mph out of the south!! A nice day a little cool in the 70's. I biked up but Sheryl was busy so biked alone stayed on the highway and stayed with the wind a ways and turned back home! I felt strong and still averaged good time!
Miles logged: 20.19

May 5, 2005

Today is Sheryl's birthday so what better way to celebrate but to ride in the wind!! Yah baby! Anyway we took an afternoon ride to Indianola and back the wind was in the s sw when we biked out but coming back it seemed to change and was out of the s se. It was around 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph was some pretty hard riding today. It was really warm in the high 70's. I know one thing when the wind ever stops blowing we will be riding great after fighting the wind so much!! We have more birthdays to celebrate our oldest son Jesse will be 16 tomorrow, hard to believe! He weighed only 4lbs5oz's when born, he was a premie baby. We had to order special diapers for him they didn't have such things to buy ! He was born on my parents wedding anniversary it will be there 43 year! So we will celebrate again tomorrow!
Miles Logged: 35.0

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