Well all I can say is this sure isn’t Florida!!! This place is amazing!!! The views, creeks, hills, are all insane!!! There is some wicked stuff here. I rode about 3-4 hours and about 15 miles. I ran into a fellow rider on the trails who took me around some of the easy trails, then later on the way back to the hotel I ran into 2 more riders that took me on some hard core technical stuff that was out of control! I plan on going tonight also. I rented a Gary Fisher HI-FI Deluxe 29er from Bike Line here in Wilmington. They replaced the rear shock this morning because it wasn’t holding air. So it should be good tonight. I had to pump it up about every 2o minutes last night. I took some great pictures that I will post later on, with some maps! I will say this is the first time that I have been away from home that I was thinking that I would rather live here than in Florida!
So this morning Kevin, Jim, & I were supposed to ride to work. I left a 5:45am so I could get to Kevin’s house before he left so I could ride with him to Jim’s house so I could get a longer ride in. Well about half way there I get an email telling me that he isn’t going to make it because a server is down. So I am glad I took my phone and looked to see what the message was just in case. So I got to Jim’s house about 15 minutes early but that wasn’t a big deal. I went a little further than normal.
Google Route It was a fast ride we rode about 18-19 MPH AVG, from Jim’s. To Jim’s house I averaged about 16 MPH, total was 26.5 Miles
Lunch time me and Kenny rode our normal lunch ride
Google Route We averaged 18 MPH and went to the bank twice, once through the drive through. That’s 9.1 Miles.
So that’s about 35.5 miles today.
The MS150 is a GO!!! Nemours donated $1000 in our name so we can ride as the “Nemours Cycling Team”!! I am stoked!
Tonight Dana & I are going to the Comedy Zone to see David Allen Grier, should be a good time. We are getting ready to celebrate 2 years!!! I love her so much!
So this morning I got up, got dressed, got on the bike and off I went! I got All the way to Racetrack RD and the Cemetery and boom the rain hit with fury! So I turn around and start riding back and it stops raining. So I’m thinking that I was at the edge of the storm and would just have a short 18 mile work ride. Nope about half way home it starts raining again. So I pull into the house on my way back by to get a plastic bag and it starts raining even harder! So I figure I am going to not see Dana much next week so I will just bring he bike in and go back to bed to spend some extra time with her. I rode 7.1 miles though and went the Gym at lunch time, so all is good!
This was a long hard ride. Kenny, Kevin, Jim, Aaron, & I ALL completed this ride with awesome time! We averaged 18.3 MPH and had top speeds over 30 MPH, completing the ride in around 3 Hours & 40 Minutes, including 3 rest stops. It was a great experience! It was full of rain and rain and rain!! It was a torrential down pour for 3/4 of the ride. Then the sun came out and it was nice. All the rest stops were well stocked and the people were awesome! There were over 600 people preregistered! We had some crashes, bumps and bruises but it was an exciting first major group ride!
Next up is the MS 150. I am working on getting details lined up for registration and hope we will get it going soon!
Had a great weekend with Dana and was just plum wore out Sunday after the ride but luckily she understood, she rocks :)!
This morning I rode:
16 MPH AVG
2 Hours 15 Min
Here is the GPS Map and Picture
Motion X iPhone GPS Map
Ride GPS Pic
Left a little late this morning, but I would have left later except Dana kindly reminded me with a kick every time I hit the snooze button. I rode the route in reverse of what I have been riding because I wanted to hit the bridge first thing so I could destroy it. It wasn’t as big as I thought and was hoping for more actually. I then had some chain problems and stopped at a Harley and RV repair shop and bummed some chain lube to un-bind one of the links. They were awesome and didn’t charge me anything. I then rode hard and averaged 18.5 MPH until my 21 mile break where is started heading East and the wind was kicking my butt so I only averaged about 14 on the way back. The weather was great and the beach views were nice as always.
Daniel will be having his baby today!! And I am the uncle! I can’t wait to get back into town to see Baby Luke! Dana is finally better and I am looking forward to having a nice day with her.