Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This afternoon I finally decided to clean up Bridget (Marin Bolinas Ridge -hardtail mountain bike) and bring her to Petrie's to possibly sell or trade in. She hasn't been out of the basement all year so I thought why not get something I can use. I spent the better part of an hour pulling her apart and taking off mud and grease. When I hopped on for a trip to the video store and then to see Farzum I did not have the mind-changing ride I thought I might have. She seems so big in relation to my other bikes, the frame is in fact a bit too big. The problem is how do you get rid of a bike that you have named? The ride home just may have changed my mind. I still want to spend a weekend at Sleeping Giant riding the trails, sleeping in a tent, cooking over a campfire and none of the other girls are going to fit that plan. From now on, no more names on the frames.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I've been pretty quiet for more than a week now, not too much to say I guess. May ended with weather that was still cool and my distance goal like a distant speck on the horizon. I'm a mere 38 kilometres ahead of 2008. Not sure what it is that keeps me from getting out more, maybe the cooler weather, maybe the fact that Sal is home. She never complains when I do decide to head out but it just feels wrong sometimes.
We leave for Conquer Cancer and Toronto in a week. Sal picked up an air mattress for the tenting so the worst memory of last year should be erased. She is working Crew agains but hopes to be on a bus from Hamilton to Niagara that will get to the finish line before I do, that will make all the difference in the world. Donations will top $3000 by this weekend. We booked a hotel for Friday and Sunday and will be heading home on Monday. The room wasn't too expensive until you add in the parking. It's even closer to China town so we'll make a stop there before we hit the road, we won't go too far on Monday as I imagine I'll be tired. Jill is in at Petrie's for a wheel straightening and she got a cleanup and some adjustments before I dropped her off. I'm hoping for one more longish ride on Sunday before tapering off until day one.