Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still riding outside and its October 19th. I suspect outdoor riding will be done shortly as winter sets in. But until it happens the weather is perfect for biking. In fact, I just finished a 55 miler to LeRoy. And, as usual, Doris, who owns my destination establishment was waiting with vital refreshment liquids. While she hasn't revealed her age, and without insulting her, she is in her mid to late 70's. She does a great job running the place without much help.
Last week I took a group of bicyclist to Goodfield. It was the second in the series of rides sponsored by the Washington Park District. While it was only 30 miles, the people who joined had a good time. It was an absolute perfect day to bike. The weather was in the low 70's with very little wind. In fact, I broke my rule on rides and actually ate lunch. I normally will only indulge in liquids until after the trip but it was such an easy ride I felt it wouldn't interfere with my ability to ride. I'm still trying to convince my wife, the lovely Veronica, to drive an RV and accompany me to ride the Great Alaskan highway. As late as it is for this season, it looks like Spring will be the earliest I can do this trip. I have most of it plotted and now the only obstacle is to convince my wife to join me. I would enjoy her company on the trip but I am not opposed to doing it solo.
On another note, my good friend Teddy Herrera is in Savannah Georgia in his attempt to traverse the country supporting the need to address Childhood Obesity in this country. From earlier posts, Teddy has ridden from Sacramento to Boston. He is headed to Miami Florida and will complete his trip in March by riding back to Sacramento: 11,000 miles. As I have stated previously, this makes my cross country ride pale in comparison. I wish him all the luck in the world.


  1. Are you riding your bike ? If so, how long will it take to complete ?

  2. Yes, I'll be riding. It is a 1,400 mile trip so I figure about two to three weeks.