Friday, July 13, 2007


My goodness! This morning is the first time in quite a while that my legs have actually ached when I woke up. Yesterday, they were sluggish. Today, they are just painfully wrung out. My average speed dropped a little bit again.

I was off to a late start after wrangling the *second* brown recluse spider in the last week. I didn't post about the first one here, but I left a comment on mrmacrum's blog about it. In general, I don't mind spiders, but brown recluses are one species that I won't let live if I find them.

I already sort of ruined my chances of a 100% bike commute week since I did the bike/bus thing Monday. I made up most of the miles Monday night, but it's not the same thing. Despite my weakened and sore comdition, I'll probably suck it up and still ride home this evening. I'm really chomping at the bit in anticipation of a 500-mile month. By the end of today, I should have close to 250 miles for the month, so I am right on course.

I'm going to have a little bit of recovery after I get home. The Lenexa midnight bike ride kicks off 10pm Saturday night, with the start happening midnight Sunday morning. Once I get home tonight, I'm off the bike until the midnight ride.

Oh yeah. The tire patch held its own on the way to work, and the new brakes feel like they're going to work great, although I broke them in gently.


amidnightrider said...

Again, I am envious of your group rides. However, I really doubt if I could keep up with this gang.

Enjoy your weekend.

amidnightrider said...

This gang

Anonymous said...

The FBC in St Louis....ahhh city of my birth. I couldn't be prouder! :)

We have our own Acme Bicycle Co. and friends in KC that could hang pretty well with the FBC krewe....


MRMacrum said...

Any critter that can do me harm has no place in my house. I have found a brown Recluse a few times when I lived further south. I have yet to see one here in Maine. Maybe I should check to see if they are found this far North.

I was bitten once in Florida as a kid by a spider. I could not even tell you what it was. I was a sick puppy for a week or so. Docter visits and compresses on the bite. I have respect for what discomfort and pain the little buggers can cause.

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