I Rode a Jackie Robinson Today
The thermometer said 73 degrees. I stepped outside. It was no lie. Dang! I went for a ride, of course. In shorts. Yes, shorts!
I know I am supposed to be taking it easy but did you hear what I just said? 73 degrees in January. And SHORTS!!!
So I went for a level-ish ride on some local trails, mostly the Four Mile Run, W&OD, and Mount Vernon Trail. With a steady wind out of the west, the ride out the W&OD was a bit of a slog. I decided to turn around to have a little fun with a tailwind.
I timed the turn around just right. Near the end of the ride it started to feel a little cool on my legs.
My odometer read 42 miles. That would be 79 miles for two days. I haven’t done this much riding since early November. And my heart and respiratory rates stayed down the entire time. My windpipe, which has been tight for weeks, felt like it was wide open.
All I can say is WOW. I can’t believe how good I felt for all 42 miles.
I know. I know. Take it easy, you idiot.
Cold air is coming. That will mellow me out.
The Cereal Quilter Quiz
Mrs. Rootchopper is a quiltaholic. She’s made 37 quilts last year. It was an off year for quantity. (I kid you not.) She spent more time than she had intended preparing donated blankets for distribution to sick kids.
She makes a lot of quilts and other fabric creations for sick kids. The quiz question is: why would she need me to eat more breakfast cereal?