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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Hot and Windy


Did I mention windy. Because that pretty much discribes my ride yesterday. On occasion I ride to my in-laws house for special occasions. The ride is a long 160 miles. I think my best time is a little over 8 hours? Well my fitness this spring has been really good and I thought so what if the wind is blowing 20mph out of the southeast (which is the direction I have to ride to). Well after 55miles I started thinking this ride could take over 9 hours. By the time I got to the half way it was more like a ten hour day. At that point I called Kathleen my better half and said I'm gonna need a ride but not right away because I figured I could get at least a hundred miles. I got a slight reprieve from the 20mph headwind. It was a 10mph crosswind. When I reached the century mark I called again and said I think I can make it to Washington. That is around a 130 miles. I caught a draft off of a pick-up truck towing ammonia. It was going about 30mph and I needed a break from the constant wind. It only lasted for 3-4 miles but that was the best part of the ride. When I reached the 125 mark I was exhausted and just pulled over until Kathleen found me. I was bummed that I couldn't go any farther but the body said enough. Kathleen did buy me a strawberry malt which was very tasty.

Today was a different story. I was fairly recovered from yesterdays ride. Did get a little red on my arms. Wind burn? The wind was still blowing out of the east so most of the ride was tail wind. I still had to go up all of the hills. Not quite as far either. I drove most of the way home and got out of the van around Grinnell.

Tomorrow I'm going fishing with my daughter and getting a massage. Hopefully I will be recovered for the TNWC. No Wes this time but the ride will still be fast.

5 Comments:

Blogger Andy Cornelison said...

Drafting an anhydrous truck Dave? Sounds nasty. Now I know why I couldn't understand you on the phone you stoner.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous the mostly reverend said...

dave--STILL nothing to write about? you've become central iowa's jim cochran; you owe your fans some words, man.

what's your secret? SPILL IT!!

5:30 AM  
Blogger the mostly reverend said...

it's been two months, dave. are you telling us you STILL have nothing to share? that NOTHING noteworthy has happened to you lately?

tell the truth!

5:56 AM  
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Blogger Wes Hartman said...

It's been hot and windy since April! I can't really talk though, I can't seem to update my site more than once a week lately.

11:07 AM  

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