I'm glad I am finally able to get back to riding. Just in time for winter. I'm glad I missed all that nice fall weather we were experience. I'd hate to get to soft. The real cold rain that started two days ago had turned into big ole wet snow flakes yesterday that accumulated into a big wet slushy mess. Luckily I have a set of Trutrainer rollers to help get through days like yesterday. Though eventually you have to take what you got and get out there and pedal or you'll end up riding 80 days straight indoors like Birdman. A day in the 30's with reasonably dry roads is a good day and with the sun out like it was today makes for a great day.
Last night we had a team meeting over the phone with everyone. I've never had a phone conversation with more then two others. Luckily nobody sounds a like. Of course it didn't help out as I only met two of them before so I really didn't have any idea who was talking without them saying who they were first. I can't wait till we can actually get together.
We set up our first half of the season, or got it close. I'm pretty excited and it will be a fun year. More on this later.
Another event I'm looking forward to doing this upcoming year is the RAGBRAI. It's the ride across Iowa. My dad did it last year and he said it was absolutely huge. They ride between 60-80 miles a day and there are basically little parties in every town, some with good food to stop and eat. Sounds like my kind of ride. I think our great friend Will will be joining us as well. Did I mention you camp in a tent every night. Good times ahead.