1. I'm finally back to feeling more like myself, after a bout of diverticulitis, and the course of meds to kill it off. Bike mileage has been ok this week, though not as high as needed. I was taking it easy, to make sure I am recovered. Yesterday felt almost normal...I have high hopes for Saturday!
2. The heat has broken at last in NTX, though our rain-free streak is still ongoing. Highs are only in the mid to upper 90's now, which is far more tolerable. Humidity has dropped some too, which is nice.
10-Day Weather Forecast3. I worry about the kneejerk reaction to things in the news, that many folks seem to have. This country is more divided than it was less than a decade ago. I fear for our children's future. This is no longer the same country I grew up in...
4. I'm gonna plug a small business here, that I have done business with. If you find an interest in cycling, especially if you are interested in recumbent bikes and trikes, you would do well to include Vite Bikes in your research. Owned and operated by appointment in Florida (Venice I believe), the Schlitters are wonderful, experienced folks to do business with. Their attention to detail, and willingness to work with customers is outstanding. They also sell some outstanding bikes and trikes! They are both a wealth of knowledge about cycling in general, and long distance/Ultra distance cycling in particular. If anyone wants to get a first hand look at an Encore from Vite Bikes, they are starting a list of folks who have volunteered to let others see their personal Encore bike. Just contact Vite for information.
5. Winter is coming. Hold on to that thought, in all its connotations. Prepare.