Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dear SC Back Country Road Truck Driver,

Against the popular believe of you and your buddies...

  • cyclist don't appreciate do get honked at. If you think you need to make us aware of your presence by honking, let me in on a secret... Your V8 engine is a dead giveaway most of the time.
  • cyclist don't appreciate to get yelled at. If you have to yell... Let it as least be something nice... "Get your a$$ off the road" is not appropriate.
  • cyclist don't appreciate to get stuff thrown at them. Your buddy that threw that almost full coke bottle out of the window can at least not aim very well, so it rolled to the other side of the road and didn't harm us... That little punk needs a crash course in manners.
  • cyclist don't appreciate you pulling over in front of them. If you want to play chicken, pick someone your own size and not someone that doesn't have two tons of steel around them. Seems like some people never grow out of the high school pick order.

Even though all of the above happened today at our ride, we still had a GREAT time.

We took it a little easier today pace wise. This was perfect in terms of doing this kind of distance without feeling wiped out for the rest of the day. And it was good for my confidence, that I can whip out a bike ride that is 1.5 hours longer than anything I have been doing in several months without feeling bad at all.

The route we choose for today's ride was an extension of the ride, I did last Saturday. On my turnaround point last week, we kept on going passing through Marietta, Pumpkintown, Hendricks and Dacusville. Beautiful back country roads with little traffic. Fortunately little traffic, because I don't know how many crazy truck drivers we would have survived without incident.

Funny detail of the day: At the end of the ride, I have been saying to the girls, that I am surprised that I am not hungry... WELL... I ate a lot since I am back home and I am still hungry... According to the Garmin, I burned over 2,000 calories! ;-)

So long!

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