We had good intentions to get up and ride Saturday morning. I suffered some sort of allergic reaction and was itching all night and a good part of Saturday. Kathy & I had the same thing for dinner -- oven baked chicken, mashed 'taters, and fried okra. Before you say "okra - YUCK" let me tell you that you don't know what you are missing. Fried okra cooked by someone who knows what they are doing is delicious. Not at all slimy like you find in stews. Mmmmmm. I ate more than my share. The only thing we had differently was that I had wine and she had vodka & pom juice. If I am allergic to wine the world will stop. So we think it was too much okra. Several doses of benadryl later I was itch free!
This morning I had no desire to ride. We had a long to-do list and I was focused on that. But we squooze into the spandex and filled up the water bottles and camelbacks and headed out. Only to stop 20 feet from the house because Kathy forgot her gloves. Gloves in hand -- literally -- we started out. We'd gone maybe 4 blocks when I grabbed the bite valve for my camelback only to have it accidentally pull off. Water streamed out dousing me and the bike. I yelled that I was stopping to Kathy, managed to unclip and get the bite valve back in. She couldn't figure what the heck I was saying "your bike valve came off??" We had a good laugh!
We just road in the neighborhood today -- a whopping 21.3 miles. Which is 21.3 miles more than I wanted to bike today, and the furthest I've biked to date!!
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