Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great week of weather for riding a bicycle.  200 miles with no close calls.  But just saw two instances where bicyclists got hit by cars and the authorities refused to cite the person hitting the bicyclists.  It's getting crazy out there.
On another note, I gave my book presentation to the Peoria Woman's Club.  Quite a delightful occasion with a luncheon to follow.  Still have two more book signings before the end of the year.  More later.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fat Tire ride around lake Geneva Wisc.  Started late, around 10:00, due to he rain.  With Roger, an experienced biker, and Rick, still with rookie skills, we made our way around the lake. Many of the younger riders stop at every bar along the way, we made two stops.  One was about a mile from the start and the last was before the "big hill".  While it is very hilly it is interesting watching the youngsters struggle but they are there mostly for the party atmosphere.  The last major hill of the day is about a mile long and varies from 12-17 percent  incline.  Ninety percent of the riders wind up walking their bikes up the hill.  Roger and I are still able to bike it but Rick struggles.  But, I give him credit for attempting the ride and not giving up.  
Thursday book presentation is for the Peoria Womans Book club.  Should be quite interesting.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Finished my 7th century of the year.  Considering joining the CrossRoads group for the 2017 ride from Champaign to Boston.  Doing the Fat Tire Ride next week in Lake Geneva WS.  This is the 3rd year for this ride.  Will be selling books at the sign in desk.  Also, looking forward to the book presentation the the Peoria Womans's book club in two weeks.  Three more book signings before the holiday season.