May Riding

Somehow I managed to ride 887 miles during May. I took four days off, three for a trip to Hartford with my family. I started the month on Big Nellie, then switched to the Cross Check when Nellie reached 45,000 miles on the odometer. I would have ridden much farther but for the many hours I spent working in the yard.

My longest ride was 57 miles, a one-way ride from Purcellville Virginia to home on bike trails. Now that the warm weather is here I’m sure to pop a few longer rides.

For the year I’m at 3,778 miles. That’s 359 miles below the pace I need for another 10,000-mile year. I have to admit I am surprised I am that close because I haven’t been feeling very good until recently. Among other things, I’d been coughing up mucus for weeks . Last week, I quit taking a daily 24-hour antihistamine at the recommendation of my pulmonologist. On my own, I stopped taking my daily asthma medication. After five days I feel so much better. Go figure.

I’ve signed up for an event ride in June, my first since November. It involves 50 miles and over 2,000 feet of climbing.

I only read one book this month: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Original. Reminded me a bit of A. M. Homes.

And I watched only one movie (baseball season): Without Remorse, star vehicle for Michael B. Jordan. Don’t waste your time.

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