Man it was crazy!! I rode the first half alone and then the second half was with Neal. We rode down Long Leaf Pine. Half of that road is closed, so it is really nice having 4 lanes to ride on! I averaged about 19-20 mph by myself. With Neal we averaged 22.5 mph. It was crazy! So that makes 50 miles for today since I rode 24 this morning and 26 and change tonight!
This morning I met Jim at the back of his house and we rode to work. Google Route Rode a total of 24 miles this morning. We went hard and fast, averaging about 19 mph. Tonight I will do a ride with Neal and try and burn myself out doing 32 miles.
We are all registered and ready to go with the MS150. I donated some of my donations to Kenny and Kevin were pretty close to $450 and we all 3 got the MS 150 Jerseys! Total we raised over $2000 total so far and it is still growing! Tomorrow night I plan on doings the bridges with Neal, then riding to work Thursday morning and taking the rest of the week to rest until Saturday morning.
So today Kevin, Jim, & I rode to Mickler’s Landing and back. I rode from home and then back home, right at 50 miles! It was a good fast ride! I had no soreness or fatigue issues, and could have gone on longer.
Eddie got a Trek 1000 and has put some money into it and it is a really nice bike now!!! It looks sharp! Aaron bought a 2010 Trek 2.1 and it is also beautiful!
Ride was good but a little short. It was late when I got started. Rode mostly alone tonight and did some exploring. Found some nasty plants called Stinging Nettle’s, they are nuts!!! The instant that you touch them it is an instant burning sensation. It isn’t crazy strong just very fast and a little irritating. Got some more beautiful pictures! Will post them up soon!!
I returned the bike today. Bike Line, in Wilmington was awesome!! Everything from repairing the defective shock to taking care of a credit card problem!! I was very pleased and will without a doubt return for future business and will send future business.
1. Be out of the woods be 6:45pm, Mother Nature hates all cyclist and wants us to get lost in the woods and die… in the dark!
2. A stream / creek (or “crik” as people from up here say) that flows down a mountain, on the last day of summer, regardless of how refreshing, clean, and nice it looks is freezing, even if your foot is only in it for 2 seconds!
3. Camelbacks are a necessity not a luxury!
4. Full suspension bikes work better when both shocks hold air!
5. That brownish / black colored mass in the center of the trail, no matter how it looks, because trust me it looks like a rock, or dirt etc, is really horse crap and shouldn’t be ridden through under any circumstances!!!
10 miles, fast and short. Dont know if I will ride tomorrow, tired and it might rain.
That is all for now!! Off to the shower I go!