Another un-birthday ride for my
I'd forgotten about doing my half birthday ride this year until I was
reminded. Unlike last year, when it was too hot and too windy, it
was only windy this year.
5/27 was couple days late, but close enough.
Crazy new bike for me - 2003-4 LOOK KG386 rebuilt from a frame and
fork. Short wheelbase, but comfy enough for a longer ride.
Genuine photo after the 65.5 miles - all I could think about is a
shower and some food.
It was a day of biting bugs - three times I had different insects land
on me and try a chunk. I guess I'm both sweet and salty.
Most notable sight was a dead rattle snake in the road.
Weather was windy but mostly cloudy which kept the temperatures in the
80's for the ride - last year's unbirthday ride was quit at 58 when it
hit the upper 90's!
Managed to time the ride so well that I only had to loop two neighbors
up the street to ace the distance. Did keep the heart rate over
140 for more than half the time.
My daughter fed me masses of rice and fajitas for dinner the night
before, and I guess I burnt it off. For comparison, I burnt 4000
calories for my 64@64 ride, but I'm older and slower now!
And a shot of the Look after the ride.