It was a late night, so I slept in this morning....unfortunately I missed the coolest part of the day for the ride. So I enjoyed an easy 5 miles in 95 degrees this afternoon. You know it's hot when the ice in your water bottle melts in less than 15 minutes.... I will ride first thing tomorrow. Apparently we're having a heatwave. Just a few more days in the 90s, then it may cool down. I bought a new pump for the tires today...the brand is Joe Blow. (You can't make this stuff up.) Needless to say it was a smooth ride as the tires were perfectly full.
I always enjoy a good lunch followed by text study with my colleagues. One of our topics of discussion was about the upcoming Hilly Hundred Ride. There is a costume contest as part of the ride. So, I'm accepting suggestions for a bike friendly costume for the ride.
Things to keep in mind:
I'm riding a road bike for 2 days.
I will be wearing a helmet.
Beware the chain and gears.
Here are some suggestions from lunch:
Mrs. Gulch (from the Wizard of Oz)
Any Harry Potter character on a broom playing Quidditch.
Elliot - from ET - all I need is a red hoodie, and an ET to put in a basket on the front of my bike. (I think there is one at my parent's house, ET that is...I've already got the red hoodie)
A Skunk....so I could have dry ice giving off spray :)
Wearing a sympathy belly and a shirt that says 'Have you seen my daddy?'
I have not decided on an outfit yet...all suggestions are welcome.
In other news, this season of Glee is already rockin. and Sons of Anarchy...kicked butt with a cameo by Stephen King...who 'took care of the body'. :)