This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Morning meet 'n greet...

To beat the heat, that is the only thing to get me out of bed at 5 AM or earlier.  I haven't been out to meet anybody but the daytime before it became dangerously hot.   Michigan has been in the grips of a wicked heat wave pushing temps into the 90's daily with heat indices reaching over 100.  It's not a good time to be on the asphalt.  I have a trip coming up soon, so I don't want to loose my "competitive" edge. 

 I have a loop mapped out meet the morning sun and ride 50-60 miles using the local trail system.  That way, I can be sure of  nice shade and wind cover to help beat the heat.  I'm usually on the road before 6 and get back around 10 or 10:30 depending how often I stop.
I return in time for second breakfast and a nap.
Taking these rides every other day, keeps my body and mind in tune for long days coming up and allow me to avoid the dangerous heat.


  1. Hey Mark,

    you mention second breakfast. Care to tell me what your first and second breakfast usually are (or were)?

    Thanks for considering.

    I'm hoping to imitate this ride soon.

  2. This morning my first breakfast was a cup of yogurt mixed with Cascadia Farms Raisin Bran. Second Breakfast was a stop at the local Panera Bread for coffee and a Strawberry Cream Cheese Scone<
    that led to a healthy nap.