Monday, August 28, 2006
a long ride
sunday evening i put in about 20 miles on the homegrown and felt pretty good about it. so, i decided to put in a long ride on monday.
long ride on monday? yes, i'm on vacation. i decided it was a pretty smart idea to take a bit of time off between jobs. not long, mind you. i start the new job september 5th.
my new job will be at ghisallo sports in chesterfield. as of yet, the guys there are going to let me take out the trash and get coffee and sodas for everyone. if i do a good enough job, then we're talking REAL responsibility....
so for my long monday ride i decided to go check out the new place of employment. i have been there before, but i wanted a little more indepth look, and it would give me an excuse to get in 50 miles. i outfitted the homegrown with a smaller street tire, a 1.25, since i was going to be putting in some more serious milage until i get a new road bike (and mtn bike!). it was a nice change from 1.9's. the bike really behaves more like a road bike, albiet wtih little wheels.
it took an hour and a half to get to ghisallo. i arrived a soaking mass of sweat. it wasn't hot at all, but the humidity could support carp. i rapped with johan for a while. he and i go way back, and he is a stand-up guy. i also met a new future co-worker, anthony. i'm pretty sure i'm going to have a great time there.
i headed home, with a bit of a tail-wind. i chose a different route home, just to change it up. i was getting a bit tired, since i hadn't ridden in the 10 days prior to sunday. but, it was a good tired.