Friday, January 1, 2010

First Day of the New Year

First day of the year and I had to get outside for a ride. I was originally going to go to the traditional Portland Velo First Day of the Year ride. I was even going to go rain be damned, and I was going to ride from home to boot to get in some hours. The only problem was it was going to be raining hard, and the club was meeting at 9:00 in the f'king morning, and to ride over there I would have to get started almost at daybreak.

My alarm goes off at 5:30 and I say f'k it and decide to go to a different ride starting somewhere in Portland proper at 10:00.

My alarm goes off at 6:30 and I again say f'k it after hearing the rain lashing the windows. I concede. I'll ride the rollers.

About 12:15 I look outside and see it's stopped raining. F' the rollers, I'm going outside.

Four hours and 60 miles later... awesome ride. My feet are numb, but 100 times better than yet another indoor ride to nowhere. It stayed dry for all of 30 minutes and then rained for every minute thereafter. It was wet, cold, windy... a slog at times. Worth it.