Use to be I just looked for the proper sized bicycle tire… now I sort through: road, touring, gravel, cruiser, training, mountain, performance, slick, urban and all sorts of tire types to decide what to ride on. One site listed a tire as “road” until it reached the width of 700 x 32 then it transformed into a gravel tire.
I had a few more pictures to show before I put away the memories of this years bike ride across Iowa…
Everyone wins… you get on a bike any bike and ride… short or long… fast or slow. You win just by doing…
For the 19th time I took to the road on my bicycle and rode across Iowa. Wonder, fun and joy came along each day.
Little green apples are on my tree… all kinds of nice thoughts rush through my mind… (even that song)
Reached 826 training miles this year… (811 when I typed post). The only thing I am sure about is if you keep pedaling… you move forward; which is much better than going backward or staying in place.
Is all you need to set things right. 52 years ago this one came to type and never stopped its so Royal.
Spring is a month away… but the weather has been warm enough think winter’s day is done. As much as I enjoy the cool but warm day… it seems to early to see flowers and trees with green leaves. I will go with the flow and hope the summer does not continue this trend of heat and just enjoy the nice of nice days and nights.
Picked up my bike, and the bike shop reduced my bill by 50%… I did not get upset that I had driven 84 miles and my bike was not ready. I did not ask anything but they took on themselves to only charge for parts. One of the reason’s I stay with them. I did right by them, they did right by me. (Passing thought, people think that by yelling and making demands gets results. When I worked at a restaurant, a customer made a big deal about his dinner and wanted it done over…. it was a spaghetti dinner. The head cook, dipped into a pot of steaming hot spaghetti sauce, poured it over the dinner and sent it back. The customer was happy…)
The 45th bike ride across Iowa will be the 3rd easiest. 411 miles. Time to get ready.