Images of me riding are by Mod...
It's Thursday, and a few more images have surfaced from the 24 Hours of Landahl that I thought I'd share with y'all, along with some other random musings after that. Enjoy...Here's a good shot I found of Mod and I at the start, along with one of the DCMTB/City Bikes guys. They finished second in the Expert 4-man class to Mod's Evil Unicorns. Nebraska REPRESENT!
I got back onto the bike last night for a spin with MW and Bonsall, and it was pretty good. Man, my bum and hands are still feelin' the effects of the solo effort this weekend, and this morning my back is telling me about it again. I drove to work today because sometimes when your body talks to you, you just have to listen... Today mine told me to drive. It didn't ask. So I made the most of it and gave Mrs. G. a ride to school in my little red school bus. It's nice having her working six blocks from home instead of half-way to BFE, like she was last school year... but I digress.
As MW, JB and I rode south on the Jamaica North, we hooked up with with Skip, Cornbread and a friend of Skip's whose name is sadly escaping me, but who is in the process of moving from Michigan to Portland, Oregon -- overall a positive change, no doubt. He seemed stoked, and I wish him the best. Skip didn't seem any worse for the wear of his Landahl effort. Cornbread looks like he's recovered from his WWF SlamFest 5000, as he was effortlessly pedaling an insanely huge gear on his SS Bianchi Roger 'cross bike. Hopefully he's got a strong crank on that there Roger, roger. Watching Skip pedal what looked like half the gear on his SS Indy Fab 'cross bike while going the same speed was an interesting example of their different pedaling styles -- it was like a four cylinder engine and a V-12 -- one spinning wildly, one just lumberin' along.
I looked around, and of the six riders in the group, I was the only one with shifters on my handlebars... and I just about rode my own singlespeed! Man, it's a different world today than it was a few years ago. Rigid, steel, singlespeeds... what's this world coming to?!! What's next?! Unicycles??? You just never know... but that said, I really love my Chili Con Crosso. It is clearly 'cross season too -- Skip, Cornbread and I were all on our 'cross steeds last night.
But I really want a unicycle. It's getting higher on the list.
With that, I'm out. I hope you have a great day, and that you're able to get out and enjoy the absolutely beautiful day we've been blessed with today.