Monday, June 22, 2009

Almost got skunked

What a beautiful weekend! Saturday was phenomenal. Hit concrete at 3:45 A.M. and had wonderful 68 degree temps (albeit rather humid). Got a nice 15 miles in. At about mile 12, I was riding through an area of town that is being developed for new residential. All the roads are in, but the strutures are minimal as of right now. That means alot of empty lots with tall prairie grass. All of a sudden I see the grass moving (on my side of the road). As I get a little closer, I see something black rustling around. Closer still, I see a white stripe on the tail and it's heading towards the road. My mind shifts to "Christmas Vacation" as they are looknig for the squirrel that got brought in the house with the christmas tree. As Clark turns around, the old guy sees it and screams "S-Q-U-I-R-R-E-L". This scene raced through my mind, but I saw the same old guy in my mind's eye screaming "S-K-U-N-K". I quickly shifted to the other side of the road and prayed that I wasn't going to have to go home and sit in a tub of tomato juice. Luckily, I think the little fella was still in a drunken stooper from the night before and just wanted to get home, so he left me alone. I also broke my personal best average speed on Saturday with a blinding 11.41 MPH.

Sunday was equally as wonderful, waking up to a balmy 70 degrees. Got a good 16 miler in, but I didn't go the same route as I didn't care to run into my drunken skunk friend again. I thought that maybe my personal record average speed my have had to do with getting away from the skunk. I am happy to report that that wasn't the case as I shattered the 11.41 MPH with a new personal best average speed of 11.76 MPH on Sunday. This cycling thing keeps getting more and more addicting. I'm gonna keep pumping out miles now till it gets cold again, because I can't seem to get enough. The only reasons I'm not on my bike are family, work, and weather.

Trail Pup got me a gift card to one of my LBS ( for Daddies Day. You think I'll use that? Only two weeks left till my "Ride Around the Island". A self imposed circle tour of Madeline Island ( for no other reason than I can (I hope). Later.

Kippis - Leave No Trace



Anonymous said...

Hey stinker, well almost glad to hear the average is up, hard work is paying off, Friday I did 17.4 miles in 1 hour 12 minutes and my legs where ready to disconnect from my hips. Glad to hear all is well, the Island ride sounds like fun, "Happy Trails, safe biking and Get Bent”

Craigers said...

It is nice when you can see the fruits of your labor BC. I haven't forgot about you bro, just getting ready for the big camping trip. I'll have a bit more time when we get back after the 4th. 17.4 in 1 and 12. Damn man, you're faster than me! Later Dude.

coastkid said...

haha!!! a skunk!!!,used to be two at edinburgh zoo!!,always think of they cartoons with the skunk and the cat,sounds like its real hot out there now,also thanks for sharing my films dude!!

Craigers said...

coastkid - No problem sharing your films, thanks for making them, they're great. It was real hot here for about a week or so, but now we're cooling to something a bit more normal for this time of year. thanks for reading!