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Biking update [Aug. 1st, 2012|11:30 pm]
Zoethe
Managed to bruise the heck out of my tailbone in a stupid miscalculation on a water slide. It impacted my riding for a while, but I am doing better now.

This weekend is Pedal to the Point. It's supposed to be 90 degrees. I'm more than a little nervous about this.

I did make the $2,000 goal, so I'm working on getting that 2,000 miles on my odometer. I'm up to 1,230, and with a little luck and an avoidance of heat exhaustion, I will pick up another 150 of that this weekend.

Erin and I biked 14 miles this evening. It was cool and pleasant, windless and lovely. I don't know why we ever bike any other time!
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[User Picture]From: cynic51
2012-08-02 04:32 am (UTC)
Did you bike past my house tonight? I thought I saw you and your daughter go past when I was leaving for the movies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-02 05:03 am (UTC)
Yes, actually, we did! Hi there!
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[User Picture]From: samcallahan
2012-08-03 03:55 am (UTC)
I hope the weather cooperates for you. I've got about the same number of miles in as you, and last weekend was my big ride. Fifty miles Friday afternoon, and fifty on Saturday, with about 25 pounds in a backpack, and my massively heavy bike. You can do it! I'm rooting for you, and waiting for the ride report.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-03 07:53 pm (UTC)
Backpack for riding sounds exhausting! Good job!
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[User Picture]From: samcallahan
2012-08-03 09:37 pm (UTC)
It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I went camping without panniers, and I didn't want to use the trailer that I did have, so I had to use the backpack for the tent. It was nice to show that it's possible to do a mini bike tour from deep inside the Chicago metro.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-04 12:19 am (UTC)
That's very cool!
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[User Picture]From: dana3
2012-08-03 10:23 pm (UTC)
Good luck!! Supposed to be hot, so ... be careful out there, ok?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-04 12:20 am (UTC)
Going to be VERY hot. Carrying lots of water, and will get water and food at every stop.
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