Bicycle riding in the Missouri Ozarks -
But I am just a pilgrim on this road, boys Until I see you fare thee well -Steve Earle, Pilgrim
Monday, November 19, 2012
Keeping the P-12 Alive
I have not ridden much since the Last Chance. My Achilles tendon has not been hurting, but there is still some tingling and loss of strength in my hands. The doctor diagnosed a mild case of carpel tunnel, so I am wearing wrist braces at night and minimizing my computer use. Dan Pfaff and I did get out on Oct. 7 to ride the Hound Dog 123K and maintain our string of monthly sub-200K rides for RUSA's P-12 award.
Me & Dan
James Doggett and I rode the Hound Dog again this past Sunday, Nov. 18, to keep the P-12 going another month. It was a chilly 40 degrees at the start with a steady southeast to SSE wind. The skies were mostly clear. We made good time (3:26) to Aurora considering the wind. We shed some clothing in Aurora. The pace back was a leisurely 3:13 with a nice push from the wind that shifted to the SSW for a time. The temperature was in the mid 60s when we got back. James had electronic shifting installed on his Lynskey. This was his first long ride using the system. It worked flawlessly for him, but he said he missed the click of the shifters when he shifted.