Another Night Ride
It rained all day today.
No bicycle riding / training today. pic.twitter.com/5XjBvCdWt7
— ca2sc (@ca2scbybike) June 20, 2015
Which pretty much screwed up all my plans to ride 60 to 80 miles. Yes, I know, I may be forced to do that on The Ride. But today, I didn’t have to go out in that mess, so I didn’t.
I spent most of the day tinkering with the blog site that will succeed this one in a few days. I also tinkered with the new sports camera and the phone app to run it. Finally, I dicked around with Twitter a little bit. I was pleasantly surprised at a few of its capabilities. It’s given me some different ideas about how to do some things while riding.
By 3PM this afternoon the rain still hadn’t let up. I went and did one of the things I’m an expert at: napping.
About 10:30 this evening, I was itching to ride. I suited up, loaded up the panniers, and thought I’d do a quick 20 miles or so.
It was a beautiful night. I was trying out my new biking shorts and a new riding shirt, too. Fireflies and stars were everywhere. I wish the camera on the phone could capture lights that relatively dim, but, alas.
I found myself here in Westerville:
You can walk out across the top of the dam and look over into the spillway:
Note the guardrails to keep you from falling into the water:
Back in February 2004 those guardrails were covered in snow and ice. I’d walked over here from my house, less than a half mile away. I stood on the second guardrail — again, it covered with ice — and looked some fifty feet down into the frigid water:
And decided that I wasn’t ready to jump in quite yet.
All right, enough of that. I obviously didn’t follow through with it.
Anyway, this evening I knocked out a little more than what I’d set out to do: