Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stored KiloCalories

Liz and I went to visit her grandparents in Decatur yesterday and today. We ate a lot of food. I'm not sure I'll need to eat any time in the next few days. Food ranged from pies (rhubarb and coconut cream), baby back ribs, blackberry pancakes, bacon, eggs, potatoes, Burgers, Hot dogs, and more. It was all so tasty that I couldn't help but have second on everything (to be polite of course). I decided that this was really part of my bike training. If I'm going to ride lots of miles, I'll need to be able to consume hundreds of thousands of calories per day. 

I guess now that I'm back home, I'll have to start biking them off.

Saturday I went for a 45 mile ride in the morning. It went ok. I pulled a butt muscle (on the right side) of some kind at mile 17 so that slowed me down and made it a bit uncomfortable. It's feeling a little better today. I might go for an easier ride tomorrow and see how it feels. 

I have to take my bike into the shop again next week. My headset makes an annoying clicking sound that I hope they can fix. It's a little annoying since I already took it in once to have them look at it and give a a 6 month check up, and I think they didn't remember to look at the clicking problem. I'm also going to look a buying a fancy new seat with some of my birthday money that people gave me. The shop said that if I brought in my bike they would like me try it out before buying it. 

I've started riding early in the mornings to avoid the heat of the day. If I get out of the door by 6:30, I can be home by 8:00 ish which is just right for working at mfri. The regular cows, horses, and other far animals that I pass are more active in the morning than in the heat of the afternoon. It's more fun to watch them when they are walking around.

That's all from here tonight.

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