Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ok followers, its about time I made an addition to this blog. The weather today was in the 60's. It was cloudy with a chance of meatballs but a great day for riding outside. Unfortunately, the wind was from the SSW at 20-25 mph. Can you say Delhart Texas!! It wasn't an indicator of what I lost this winter so I will reserve judgment until I can ride where the wind is not a factor during the ride. I am hopeful that with biking on a trainer in my basement, mixed with an hour and a half on a stationary bike at the local rec center, the endurance I had before winter will not have totally diminished. Time will tell.
I am now considering my next distance ride. I, along with a friend, have been looking into riding the ALCON highway. My preference is to do it with wives providing support in RV's. My wife isn't quite supportive of this. She prefers motel rooms when on vacation. My other option is to do a group ride like my cross country trek. The advantage of going with the RV is we can establish our own daily mileage and do as much or as little as we deem appropriate. However, it is still in the planning stage. I need to do more research and planning before it is a go but at least it is a possibility. Looking forward to better weather for outside riding. I'm getting a little "cabin fever".


  1. Champ,

    Wish I could do another long term bike trip as well. Maybe in another 5 years when I get some more vacation.

    I rode this past week and it was pretty windy and I thought of Dalhart, Texas as well.

    Be safe, happy and heatly.

  2. Thanks Ira. Nice picture posts on your blog of Peter and Jack in Isreal.

  3. I think your ride idea is great but I am simply mystified at the lack of support from your wife. You should be a fly on the wall in my house whenever I bring up the topic of going back to Ohio to finish...for some reason I have not sensed that grounswell of enthusiasm.