Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Finally, A Longish Ride

Well, it has taken me awhile to clear my schedule, but despite a few early snow flurries the weather cooperated with me today and I rode 36.6 miles. May not sound like that much, but after the past month or so, it was a lot. Especially in the killer wind that was howling down Kelly Drive. I felt like I was going up the Alps! But then I would come back along West River Drive and feel revived. So I kept going until I had reached my goal...you see 36.6 miles translates into just about 59 kilometers. So this was a birthday ride. My birthday isn't until Saturday. But I won't be riding on Saturday or tomorrow and even if I get out Friday morning it will only be for a regular loop. So one kilometer for each of the 59 years that I will celebrate on Saturday. Plus the extra exercise will allow me to be less guilty when, after my talk in NY tomorrow, I head to the newly re-opened 2nd Avenue Deli for a birthday lunch.

For the past few months we've been detouring around some very exacting construction going on along Kelly Drive just before reaching the Falls Bridge. I finally stopped to get a few shots of it. Looks like they are doing something that will forestall flooding at that spot, which has been a problem in the past.


2 comments:

Fritz said...

The cold weather and short days makes fitting those rides in a challenge.

Oh, and happy birthday! (I think)

Ira F. Stone said...

Thanks for the good wishes, Fritz.

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