Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sleet/Freezing Rain/Cold Rain

The weather threw a whole lot of yuckiness at me today, but I did my hour and rode every day in November. Now, there are only 4 more days to hit 60/60 and I can go back to being a normal person and hide under the duvet on days like this! Well, I'll probably ride some days like this because I'm a little crazy that way, but I won't feel quite so driven until the next challenge.

Jeff opted not to ride today, but ran out into the sleet to add a little Pro Link to my poor chain and then remained ready to rescue me with the truck if needed.

Here are the stats!

After my ride today, Jeff and I went to an open farm day at an alpaca farm owned by a couple of cyclists and met up with my riding friend Lynn there as well. It was raining buckets, but we had fun seeing the alpacas and doing a little shopping for warm, soft alpaca gloves.

From there we went to Providence Bicycle where we got Shine booties and lobster gloves for each of us! We asked the shop to hold some AmFib tights for Jeff when they come in the next shipment. When we get those, he can be dressed as warmly as me on our rides. I still need some new tires, but will have to go to another shop to find the ones I want. I'm going to get the same ones I've been using, Bontrager Race X-Lite. I've had no flats and I've been riding this set since August, 2007.

We celebrated my month of rides with dinner out at Carrabba's with no consideration given to calories! I didn't have a cupcake, but we shared a huge dessert that I would describe as something like tiramisu made with brownies. That should give me energy for the next 4 days of riding, at least!


Groover said...

These are pretty impressive stats. Going out in this kind of weather is pretty tough. Mmmh, Tiramisu for a treat makes it all worthwhile I guess. :-)

Glenn_in_MA said...

well done...congrats!!

Picked me up an InsulaTour jacket at the PI factory store...couldn't pass on the good deal. Can't wait to try it.

jumbly said...

Yay! Well done!

trio said...

So impressive, what amazing mileage!

I'm thinking of some of those lobster gloves for my wish list so let me know what they are like!

kate said...

massive congratulations on the 30 rides and with a ridiculous amount of mileage.
keep going for the 60..

zanne said...

woah - those are some impressive numbers! nice job on sticking to it!

my husband has those lobster gloves & loves them - i may need to get myself a pair for winter training.

Glenn_in_MA said...

yes, I'll be sure to review the jacket. Let us know how you like the gloves...they don't seem to have palm padding...or do they?