Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saved by a big screw (tee hee)
Before I get to the Covered Metric, I had a stroke of good luck or I should say good planning. I recently put on new cleats and for some reason the right cleat had worked loose. I pulled over and saw that I had lost a screw and washer. Tightened the two screws I had and continued to the rest stop. BUT,I had recently put my old screws and washers in my bike bag and I had a flat head screwdriver as well. PRESTO!!
I fixed my wounded cleat. Chick I was biking with could not believe I had the screw and washer and the right tool. Biker Chicks RULE!!
Back to ride, I have one word to describe it.
FABULOUS, beyond any ride I have been on. I did 63 miles with a new lady, Becky Dinius. What a great ride partner to do the ride with. She had more bike road time than me so I had to kick it up a notch. So we managed to ride at 14.0 mph, my personal best for the road. The course had some hills and we hit a hefty head wind which was tiring but all my road miles came back in spades and I did very well.
Now Becky is what I would call a chick, me, I am more like an old stewing hen!!
But we finished in about 5 hrs including our rest stops and whatnot. But the scenery and the Amish buggies and kids, truly a great great ride.