73 deg f
1069 days left
28, Nov, 2017
Today was a beautiful day for a bike ride so I took me one.
I rode to town on the backroads and then road home on Hwy 8.
Enjoying the backroads
Dressing up the Courthouse for Christmas
Leaving Linden heading north on Hwy 8
After my ride I took Bootsie to town for a walk in the City Park.
64 deg f
1078 days left
19, Nov, 2017
My day started off with a trip to "Lake Wright Patman," it was a nice morning, cool with Sun.
I had a good time Saturday and poor Bootsie sat at home all day so I promised her I'd take her to the Lake on Sunday.
I found that Bootsie must not have any Lab in her cause she didn't pay any attention to the water at all, to busy with all the new smells.
We had some nice hiking along the lakeshore and visited with a man fishing for Crappie.
A really nice peaceful morning at the lake.
We came home from the Lake, had a bite to eat and then I took the bike for a ride to town and back.
A really nice day.
70 deg f
1079 days left
18, Nov, 2017
I really enjoyed myself today visiting with and riding with new friends and old friends.
Jerry called me on Friday and told me Curtis and Jenny Shaw from Longview were wanting to come up and visit and ride with us.
Curtis and Jenny are taking a break from their bike trip which they started Alaska and will finish at the tip of S Ameria in Ushaia, Argentina.
Their keeping a journal on the internet and I've been following along since they started so it was a treat for me to meet them.
Turns out the Curtis and Jenny are the likeable, social folks I thought they would be and we all had a great ride and visit, even tho the wind was blowing about 25 mph.
I'm really envious of Curtis and Jenny cause on Dec 6th they head back to Colombia to continue their trip and they will be in Colombia for a few more months.
Thanks to Jerry for making this happen.
Here's a link to Curtis and Jennys current Journal,
CJ Bike Tours
50 deg f
1100 days left
28, Oct, 2017
I did the Halloween ride today with Jerry, Roger and Michael Prewitt. I didn't know if I'd do this ride or not since I had the flu this week but I was feeling ok so I went.
We had a good ride, the temperature at the start was 44 deg f, 7 deg C, but we had Sun so that made things much better. We did pick up a little headwind on the return to Linden but not a major issue. We managed to ride 32 miles, not enough for Michael but enough for us old guys.
After the ride we all went to the Mexican restaurant for some good Mexican food.
Another good day on the bike, actually any day on the bike is a good day.
Now I need to consider making the ride in DeQueen, Arkansas next weekend, would like to see a friend, Nancy Gore.
I just can't do this selfie thing
78 deg f
1102 days left
26, Oct, 2017
A few pics from todays ride, from Red Hill to Almira to Linden, Windy and Hilly.
72 deg f
1103 days left
25, Oct, 2017
Today was a beautiful day. In the morning I went to the gym got in a little upper body work and some socializing. My flu is better just a little congestion but on the road to recovery.
After the gym I came home and had some lunch and then since it was so nice I decided to take a ride. I rode to town and back and stopped by the truck stop while in town, what a nice day.
Peter Sagan and his wife Kate have a new baby, Marlon, another world champion in the making.
70 deg f
1105 days left
24, Oct, 2017
I decided I would ride today despite the Flu and the 25 mph wind.
Other than the wind it was a nice day but the wind was Brutal. Heading South I barely had to pedal and going North to the house I found myself barely moving at times, made friends with my Granny Gear.
Nice little hill on the backroads, took the backroads to hide from the wind.
75 deg f
1105 days left
23, Oct, 2017
I'm still alive, but do have the flu at the moment. I believe I've had my last Flu shot, I went about 2 years without a cold, flu or anything, I go to the VA and get a Flu shot, Bam, I get the Flu, won't do that again.
I've slacked off my riding lately due to a sore spot in the back of my left knee, probably a strain or small tear, low grade pain, just a bother, but decided I'd better take it easy on it.