You've all seen that Calvin & Hobbes cartoon I'm sure, where Calvin says, "God put me on this Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind, I will never die!" Well that's how I feel, regarding my cycling goal...
Yep. the weather has not been cooperating (nor has my dishwasher, but that's another story) for riding. My goal was for 84mi/week. By now, I should be at or close to 168mi for the year just to stay on track for my total mileage goal. I have 40. Period. Yeah, I'm not happy.
It's been cold, and wet, intermittently icy, and dreary cloudy, and occasionally windier than I consider safe (30+mph). Makes for lousy and somewhat unsafe cycling, especially the wet in the cold. I do NOT want to crash! Do you know how slick those road paint stripes and crosswalks get, when they're just a little bit wet, and coated with a faint film of motor oil? Slicker 'n snot on a hot day!
If the sun would just break through the clouds, it would really help. I know, I know, if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. I should just suit up and go anyway, once the roads dry off. Maybe I will. Or maybe I'll just stay home, lift weights, and wait for the call to come that the new dishwasher is ready to pick up.
It could be worse I guess. The worst thing so far to happen this year, is my less-than-2 year-old dishwasher died. ( It may be the impeller pump, or more likely the logic board--I checked and disassembled everything else in it yesterday, trust me!) We avoided ice storms, and dentists, unlike a good friend in blogosphere. DH's Borg Implant is working well, and giving us a world of new data to play with. It's really interesting, actually. It has already caused DH to change what he puts in his morning cup of coffee. Heck, I even got to the pool last Thursday for a swim!
So, y'all stay safe, and warm, ok? And be sure to check out DH's Borg Implant, it really is cool.