Finally got outside last week. My first century of the season was a ride to Champaign to visit brother Larry. It looks like the winter rides on the stationary at the rec center kept me in shape. Did the ride in under 6 hours. Unfortunately this week weather prediction is rain and cool weather so it looks like awhile before another outside bike trek. The good thing about the Champaign ride was there were no close calls, no drivers cussing me and the weather was perfect.
On another note, an individual from Chicago commented when he found out I biked across the country stated to my wife, "he doesn't look like a bicyclist. He looks like a football player". I don't know if that was a compliment or a criticism. I guess maybe I should shed my natural physique and try to be more like Lance Armstrong!!
Finally Spring is here. Outside biking!! Yea!! Did the southern Illinois ride last weekend (got diesel smoked twice. Something about those southern hillbillies driving diesel pick up trucks that makes them act stupid) and my 55 miler to Leroy on Tuesday. Doris was glad to see us and inquired into the amount of damage we incurred during the tornado. Thought about doing a charity bike ride to raise money for the Washington Tornado Relief fund but it's just in the idea stage at this point. Looking forward to my first century of the season. Climate conditions dictate when this will happen.