IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD PLAN. It usually does, but I've never seen it work. Ever. No matter what I do... it's always a fail on Friday morning.
Today's strategy was simple.
Rise with the sun and ride with the fellas, on an empty stomach.
Like all plans, the first part was easy to execute. Met 'em. Rode with 'em. Came home.
Next, get my ladies and go paddle boarding, on an empty stomach.
Like all plans, a hiccup occurred. I walked in to...
Guess what Tom brought over!
Tom is our neighbor who never brings anything over.
But, I could smell it. Homemade sourdough bread.
I'd built up a massive resistance to what I was sure she was going to tempt me with... a bear claw donut. I was ready to look that glazed goodness and walk on by...
... and that's why the sourdough and butter and honey was so deadly. I wasn't ready to say NO to that... am I ever?
Eventually we waddled across the sand and paddled.
I was kind of back on track because we came home cleaned up and headed down to our son's inlaws for a special occasion.
This is where I thought I could recover from the sourdough... and yes that dern bear claw.
Steve, my son's fatherinlaw, had expressed interest in getting a gravel bike so I brought down a loaner. We changed and took him out for his first ride in years. The running trails behind his home are a great place to gravel... and gravel we did.
He commutes by moto to work, so his handling skills were great... and he was suprised at how the bikes could climb and get across the sandy sections.
If I was a betting dude, I'd bet he'll be a lifer... but, I'd also bet on my having restraint with the appetizers...
... I was so close. I'd only slightly cheated. The fabulous turkey feast was a scant 30 minutes in the future...
... never bet on a starving rider to have restraint when the calories are so empty and plentiful.
At dinner, people were considering going for seconds... I'd already been.
At dessert, I didn't go for seconds... because it ain't seconds if you haven't had that flavor of pie yet.
So yeah... an absolutely successful and wonderful day: lots of riding, lots of time with my favorite peoples, lots a time to consider our good fortune.
Like many new riders, Steve didn't have gloves or socks... and I neglected to bring any extras...
... which is why we are brining back the BuyGlovesGetSocks promo code.
We have lots of new colors in stock.
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The gloves are $25 (I know we should charge $35) and the socks are $15 normally...
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This code will stop working Saturday night.
7 hrs sleep