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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

And so it begins again.

On January 1st I started a new Bike Garden Challenge, once again to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm. I haven't said much about it yet, since I'm still fine tuning some of the ideas with the food bank people. We're going to have a real kick off on February 1st. Suffice it to say that it is going to be both simpler and more complicated than the last one. Details to be revealed. It is going to be  wonderful and amazing. You'll see.

Anyway, I started the challenge just when the deep freeze gripped the entire world northern hemisphere all  of North America (except, apparently, southern California, because that's where the movie stars live), and so the mileage has not been anything to write home about. No worries, though. There's ample time to match the length of the road.

After several days in a row that offered less than ideal conditions for riding, today promised to be nice. And it was, too, though the sharp wind out of the north made my eyes water as I rode. I pedaled out to Lubbock Lake Landmark to see some old friends and have a palaver about the class I'm teaching there, goodness, starting next week.

High time. Let's get this show on the road.


  1. When I initially went to post a comment, we had similar mileage for the month. While trying to sort out why blogger (google) is not allowing me access to comments, I notice you have far surpassed me. Of course, your mileage goal for the year is about twice mine!

    1. Yes, but your miles are running miles, right? Totally more impressive!

    2. Well yes. And I keep falling farther and farther behind. Though, since I would be happy with something between 1500 - 1800 for the year, I am really not all that far behind, proportionally.

      Won't bring the two-wheeled transport back out until the snow (and salt) is gone. Though if we get another deep-freeze I may be tempted to ride the mountain bike on the snowmobile trails.

      Added cross-county skiing to the workout regimen today. No sense is wasting all of this lovely snow!