Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The wind commenced blowing one day in February and has not stopped. The juniper started blooming around the same time. So, besides the pollen which has saturated everything i own including the pillows where I rest my weary head, the wind has blown in piles of fine dust and has prevented any serious biking or hiking, or walking that one would normally do when the temperatures rise and the sun comes out. If I want to continue to eat pasta at this rate, then I will have to break down and go to the gym for the next few weeks until spring rage passes.

Here's the grand pronouncement of the day: I'm going to ride in the Santa Fe Century, a 100 mile bike ride in north central NM. No, I'm not going to ride the whole thing, probably the 25 or 50 mile loop. We'll see how the gym thing goes.

Just like any hobby there is a wide variety of very expensive bike accessories and gadgets. Since I'm really just getting into cycling I don't want to spend a lot of money to keep up with the cool kids. Sure, I'd like to have the super comfy harlot-wear padded, non spandex shorts and some izumi shoes and a nice camelback hydration pack but I'm also not going to drop several hundred bucks all at once. A few weeks ago, when I declared my midlife crisis on facebook, a friend recommended a red Buell bike instead of a MGB convertible. Wise advice.

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