Generally this state of affairs is just fine with me, but sometimes a song gets "stuck" and just won't leave me alone.
So with the non-stop hurricane coverage this week, this little gem has been playing over and over and over. Just figured I'd send it out to all of my friends on the East Coast, along with my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
While the hurricane has been the big national news story, here in Colorado, we've been caught up in the first ever USA Pro Cycling Challenge... well, at least we cycling buffs have been caught up in it. Seriously though, it's pretty amazing to have the likes of George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and Andy Schleck racing over the roads of your own home state.
I don't have cable TV anymore, so I didn't get to see most of the race, but the final stage, which ended in downtown Denver, was broadcast live on NBC with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen calling the race.
Anyhow, with all that inspiration, I HAD to go for another bike ride today. And lo and behold, who do you think I ran into on the trail? No, it wasn't Levi Leipheimer or Lance Armstrong, but it was CatMan! OK, he knew where I was headed, so it wasn't really that much of a surprise, but it was great fun to ride together.
At least, we tried to ride together. CatMan rides several hundred miles per week, so going for a ride together means a leisurely rest day for him, and a total butt whooping for me!
But I made it 22 miles, and he even rode "with" me up the killer hill that I narrowly avoided the other day. I put the word with in quotation marks because CatMan sped up the hill like Lance Armstrong cruising up Alpe d'huez.
Meanwhile I was barely maintaining enough momentum to stay upright!
But the only other time I've attempted to tackle that hill I got passed by a kid pulling a wagon, so I'd say this was a definite improvement!
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