Two Rides, Very Little Anatomy
On Friday, Deadhead rode 10 miles north from Loveland, met up with Howard, and together they rode 66 miles of mostly dry pavement, stopping only for spectacular views (see photo @ right), pizza, ice cream, and rest breaks -- all the essentials.
At that point, Howard limped home to bathe himself in Advil while Deadhead, who cycled 6,486 outdoor miles in 2006, continued south towards home, though not before adding a few more loops and twirls to complete the day's ride of 102 miles... on his 50th birthday! Howard's honored to have the opportunity to accompany Deadhead on such a major Day in the Life of a Grateful Dead Fan! Happy birthday once again, dooood!
After riding in 20-degree bone-chilling cold in December, Howard's best girl announced that she would never again ride in temps lower than her age. She finished the year with 3,504 miles.
So today, with the thermometer hovering at 36F, Howard convinced her to ride with him since she's younger than 36 [hack, cough]. Together they rode a Great Circle around Fort Collins -- distance: 25 miles. This was her first ride of 2007, and first ride since the New Rule. Note by the photo @ right that she wore her winter coat. She did exceptionally great. And she remembered what she loves most about cycling -- interesting snacks!