Archive for December, 2009

Last ride of the year

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Blue Shawnee Creek

Originally uploaded by Allen Gathman.

Robin decided to throw a tea party this afternoon, which I think has to be the girliest New Year’s Eve activity imaginable. I opted to go for a bike ride to avoid an estrogen overdose.

I took the mountain bike out on some of the local gravel roads. It was windy and cool, with low gray clouds. It eventually wound up spitting a little bit of cold rain. Still, I had all the cold-weather gear on, and I was comfortable.

With this ride, my total for the year is 3526 miles — a lot lower than either of the previous two years. I’m not sure exactly why. I could blame a certain chainsaw incident, but I was low even before that. General wimpiness, I guess.

Anyway, here’s wishing for a big year of riding in 2010.