Thursday, May 29, 2008


The weather this year is just plain weird. The high today was something like 51 degrees, or so. Normal highs would be in the low to mid 70s. And we've had some rain. About 2 inches today. I made up my mind early this afternoon that I was going to ride this evening, rain or shine. Well, I had my wipers on all the way home from work. It was still sprinkling when I walked from the mailbox to the house. It was sprinkling when I set my bicycle outside before I put my cycling shoes on, but when I went out to ride it had stopped. Hows that for timing? Oh, it was definitely a little bit damp but still quite pleasant during my ride. Even the 18mph wind out of the east didn't bother me much. Just happy to be out riding!
I guess that some days are like that. The ride makes up for the weather. It was good.
Little Jake made the trip back to Iowa City yesterday for an evaluation of his legs and what can be done to correct his club footedness (is that a word?) We thought that they would break them and then adjust and pin them like they did when he was a baby. Nope! Not this time. It seems that the doctors think that they can put them in casts to try to get them to move back to a more "normal" position without surgery. Woohoo! We were all happy to hear that!
Check out the Bike Tech site for some pics of the Snake Alley race from this last weekend. SWEET!!!! Yes, it really is that steep and yes, that is really brick pavement!
Well, that's about it for now.
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!


Blogger Craig, The Flanders Fat Cat said...

Good luck to little Jake. I'm sure he's a real trooper.

Thanks for the defense, I wasn't up to it this week.

Detroit is freakin tough!

11:17 AM  
Blogger weak and feeble said...

Crazy looking race course. Good vibes heading you way for Little Jake.

stay safe.


12:25 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

thanks, craig! he is definitely a trooper.

i had to put 5 bucks on the penguins to take the cup. i hope i win that because i just lost 5 to the same person by taking danica to win indy. still, it's cheaper than going to the casinos....

12:25 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

it's been a long time since i have actually gone to burlington and seen the snake. some friends and team mates raced there this last weekend. it's awesome! kim's pics are pretty cool, eh?

thanks for the vibes! ;)

12:27 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

You are a trooper; wouldn't catch me out in the rain. But I do need a ride and that rain is here now; damn!
Good news to hear on Jake; nice to see they have alternatives to surgery.
That Snake portion of the course looks cool, but doing it over and over in the race would be brutal.
P.S. Go Red Wings! Detroit had better step it up or you may get your 5 bucks back!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Blue - I like the commitment on rain or shine. You are a hardcore dude.

That cobbled twisty hill looks awesome!

8:38 AM  

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