not a training ride but from one of my courier shifts. someone ordered the largest birthday balloon i could find for a surprise. it was a real cute delivery.
INCREDIBLY OVERDUE UPDATE - 2 weeks ago I did the ALC Day On The Ride- 70 miles. And i was unprepared. I didn’t sleep, eat, or drink enough. i didnt wear sunscreen. none. at all. In short, i was a dummy. I had done 60 mile rides quite a few times up till that day… So i knew it wasn’t the mileage. I really enjoyed the ride but because of how sloppy i was, the day after, not so much.
The route was challenging and satisfying. I met some fantastic cyclists and learned a lot about the magnitude of the AIDS LifeCycle and all the TRL, roadie, and volunteer hands that make it possible. I got three flats that ride and changed each of them with spare tubes given to me by ALC samaritans.
I learned the hard way to always come prepared. At the same time, the help i was shown is just in the spirit of the ALC. No rider is too good, especially to help. We are all here to do what we love to support those we love. That mentality, and selflessness really translates between strangers in and out of the ride.
I did 95 miles last weekend! out of Orinda through Morgan Territory. Will post when i can about that ride. Subject read: my intense love for climbing and my intense fear of descents once i get to the top. Next weekend is 100 miles! My first century ride! Riding for that long i have time to think and literally sit with myself. It’s meditative. It’s also become more constructive with each ride. Why am I doing this? For who am i doing this? The answer gets longer every time.
The ride is in 24 days.
oh yea, and i finish my undergraduate “career” this monday…
My chariot thanks to Paul, Cannondale and Huckleberry Bikes SF!
full of homecooking missed my arabs lil dreamy head sleeping in and keeping easy in nyc
the mayor surveying