Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Weather: Last three days cold-41 degrees, wet-inch of rain, windy-15-20 mph ENE

The last few days have not been conducive to outdoor riding in central Illinois. Therefore, my training has been basement riding while watching TV. Its usually 30-35 miles at approx. 18-20 mph. The good news is that while I train in the basement I haven't been chased by dogs, near misses with vehicles, or counting the numerous items of garbage tossed into the ditches along the road. Also, the weather for the rest of the week is supposed to be very good for my training outside. I plan on riding 55 miles today followed by a 100 mile ride to Champaign tomorrow. However, the weather conditions will dictate how it goes.
Shout out: Russell's Cycling and Fitness Center in Washington Il. Joe Russell and his staff have been very accomodating in helping me initiate and carry out my plan to ride across the country. From a "Camelback" to a foldable tire, every item I have needed has been available and in stock. Thanks Joe and staff!


  1. OUTSTANDING!!! I'm glad to see you are going through with the ride of a lifetime. I will definately keep track of your progress. I wish you all the best!! ~ Jason S. ~ Orlando

  2. Wow, where have I been? I didn't realize you were planning this. Or did I? I knew you were an avid cyclist, but jeesh! Now I know where all the money you won from me in cards the other night is going. Good luck!