Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mmmmm! Soggy!

Another fun-filled day of slogging the Diamondback Sorrento out to the Mall. The deluge that was trying to push through finally came yesterday evening. This whole time, it's still been sprinkling and spitting when it's not dumping buckets of water on us.

My wife and my mother got to the old apartment about an hour before I did. With them, I spent about 3 hours scraping, scrubbing, wiping, abrading, packing, and piling. I couldn't get the explorer loaded up last night because the rain was coming down too hard and there's almost a 100 yard hike just go get to the closest parking spot from our front door. I wasn't going to get everything soaked.

I'm hoping that the rain holds off a little this afternoon so that we can get everything loaded up. I'm hoping beyond hope that we can get everything squared away tonight. We have to turn the keys in tomorrow sometime, and it would be really crappy if I had go go back out there to load more stuff up tomorrow, too.

This morning's ride was definitely soggier than yesterday's. Also, I don't know what it is, but my upper legs just HURT this morning. I only put on 6 miles yesterday, and maybe another 2.5 to 3 this morning (I haven't checked the computer yet). Perhaps it's the inefficiency of the mountain bike. Different geometry? Using a few different muscles than I do on my road bike? Platform pedals vs. the clipless I'm used to? At any rate, it's one of those things that hurts so good, it's not really uncomfortable, just present. I'll try stretching a little more before and after riding to see if that helps, but I don't plan on using the Sorrento that often.

3 comments:

Tom Stormcrowe and Crazylady said...

Noah, shoot me an email to the address on my profile.......

I have a question for ya!

Apertome said...

It's weird that your muscles are sore from that little riding -- maybe it's all the moving stuff you've had to do. Your post reminded me of how much I loathe moving.

We've had a lot of rain here too, it's been raining every day for basically the past week ... but only scattered showers throughout the day, fortunately.

A Midnight Rider said...

The riding legs fight back every once in a while. Very little rhymm or reason.

I see on the news the amount of rain happening out your way. Maybe it's time to invest in a small motor boat.

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