Friday, May 01, 2009

No rain....

Trash....
S-Works repair stand....
The Thin Man....
Carbo-loading....
Back to Cedar Falls....
Beer in pocket (sung to the tune of "Brass in Pocket")....
We left the shop at 6:10 and headed west on 2nd. When we got to Franklin, Courtney rolled up and said "this isn't the ladies ride". "Nope, but you're certainly welcome to join the boys tonight". She protested just a bit saying that she wouldn't be able to keep up. "I don't want to slow you guys down". I said c'mon, it'll be fun. She rolled with us and did a great job of keeping up. She's one tough cookie!
We got out of town and fought the wind the 10 or so miles to the end of 27th Street where we turned south toward Dike. Speeds quickly picked up into the 27 mph range with Chris and Brent off the front. It was nice having the quartering tail wind after the push west. When we were about a half mile outside of Dike I caught up to Brent who asked if his rear tire was going flat. Yup, it looked a little soft. We rolled into Dike and stopped at the Kwik-Star so he could change the tube. Redg headed straight into the store and purchased a 6er of 16 ounce Bud Heavies. Yumm! Carbo Loading at it's finest. The Thin Man made quick work of the tube change and we were back on the road toward Cedar Falls with a bit of a tailwind and beer in our bellies. Now it became a matter of chasing Courtney down. She took off up the hill with Chris chasing. Whoa!!!! 2 miles to chase them down.
There was a track meet just getting over at the school in Dike so automobile traffic was drastically increased. All of the drivers were courteous and gave us plenty of room. Good ride! Thanks, drivers. :)
We got back into town and rolled across the UNI campus and then down Seerley to Main. Courtney left us at College Street to meet up with one of the friends she missed on the Ladies Ride. Redg and I peeled off at 12th Street to head home. It was just before dark when I left Redg and pulled into the driveway. Judy said that Jackal had just been there after finishing up with the fast guys.
Anyway, that's it for now. Have a great Friday!
Here's to G-Ted and all the boys and girls involved in Trans-Iowa v.5 this weekend.... Have fun and be safe! Ted assures me that he'll keep Fatty out of trouble out there, so I feel better about that. (Some kids just need constant attention to keep them out of trouble!) Thanks, Buddy!
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!






8 Comments:

Blogger Guitar Ted said...

Redg is practicing good ride nutrition I see. Good on him!

Thanks for the well wishes on T.I.V5 It should be a good-un. Reports to follow........

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'll be making a few of those stops tomorrow and tomorrow night too!!! :) Or just looking for the nearest cemetery...

11:30 AM  
Blogger Brian B said...

Isn't that beer supposed to be in a brown paper sack, so that nobody will know what it is????

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flat + Gas Station = Beer
Who said that flats are not fun?
Redg!

3:37 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

g-ted....
redg knows ride nutrition! :)

fatty....
beer stops? be careful out there buddy! stay away from those country cemetaries at night. the undead hang out in those parts! good luck!

brownie....
you're probably right but....

redg....
you were a lifesaver out there! those carbs were perfect at the time! ;)

4:20 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

12 oz. carbo loading. Good idea.
What's next; Power Gel-o-shots?
Man, you guys are having too much fun.
I thought riding was supposed to be work and painful?
Maybe, I'm doing it wrong!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous mrbill said...

Would "Mad Dog" be good for Carbo Loading

7:18 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

oldman....
you just never know who will show up or what will happen on one of our rides. the gel-o-shot comment brought back a memory of my trip to new orleans and a young lady i like to call "brown sugar". that's another story though. ;) you'll have to trust me on this brian, these rides are very painful.

mrbill....
another term to conjur up old memories.... mad dog. wow. it's been a long time. never considered it for carbo loading, only for making my head ache...

8:47 AM  

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