There is supposed to be a big storm tonight so I wanted to get on the bike today. I was busy most of the day but after the wife went to work at four, I gathered my stuff on got on.
It had been in the mid-fifties earlier in the day but had dropped down to 47°F by the time I got myself out the door. There was a light wind and the sky was gray. I had no plan, just the idea to ride ten or so miles. My legs protested but felt pretty good after a few miles.
I love old barns. I have to stop and take a picture.
When I got about five miles from home my sister called and I never ignore her phone calls. I pulled over to answer, stopped the bike and forgot to remove one of my feet from the clip and fell over. I got up, picked up the bike and answered the phone. After a funny ten minute conversation about one of my many brothers I hopped back on the bike, gave a mighty downward thrust on the pedal and found that the chain had come off the ring and I fell again. This time I put a few things out of whack, mostly the seat. Luckily I had just had a maintenance course at the bike shop and more importantly I remembered a video I had seen on saddle adjustment. I wonder why it stuck so well in my mind?
I made it home and overall I’m very happy. It was a nice ride and I ended up going 16.3 miles. Good things will happen this year.