Friday, July 31, 2009

31 July 2009 pm

Was able to sneak in another ride late tonight. Finished at 10:30 pm. Thank goodness for headlights for bikes. And yeah it was legacy again.

Tonight's Miles - 25.2 Miles

Total Miles - 772.8 Miles

31 July 2009

Last day of the month and I was on Legacy by 8:30 am.

Today's Miles - 25.4

Total Miles - 747.6

Thursday, July 30, 2009

30 July 2009

Legacy Parkway again this morning. On the way back towards Farmington, I was passed by this guy who was really crankin. Flew past me like I was standing still. His Spandex jersey said "Destination Homes" on it so I yelled out and asked if he worked for them. He quickly answered no and flew out of sight. About a mile later I see him coming back towards me and he explained that he was in the middle of a 9 minute "interval" and couldn't talk before. So for the next 5 miles I tried my dangest to keep up with him, me on a mountain bike and he on his racer. See he races on the "Biker's Edge" racing team. Anyway it was definitely the fastest 5 miles I've rode ever. He did comment that I do pretty good on that knobby tire bike. And he said in such a way that I did not feel it was a put down at all.

Long story short is he asked me to come over and look to see why his roof is leaking next to his chimney. His name is Eric and quite a nice guy. It was very enjoyable to have him to ride along for a while today. But boy am I tired.........

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 722.2 Miles

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

29 July 2009

Up before it got too hot and rode the Legacy Pkwy. From Farmington Station to Jordan River Pkwy and back.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 696.8 Miles

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

28 July 2009

Went to North Salt Lake to look at a job. Finished up about 8:40 pm and headed to the southern end of Legacy. From there I headed north and rode to the Glover Lane overpass and turned around due to the late hour, 9:50 pm. Made it back to the south end by 10:50 pm. Sure was a nice cool(er) ride.

Today's Miles - 19.4 Miles

Total Miles - 671.4 Miles

Monday, July 27, 2009

27 July 2009

Monday morning took me to Legacy Parkway before it got too hot for a ride on the mountain bike.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 652.0 Miles

Thursday, July 23, 2009

23 July 2009

Suppose to get nearly 100 degrees today so I dropped Landon off at NHS for his first day of work there and then headed down to Legacy with the mountain bike. Carrie has offered her road bike for me to take and enjoy but I feel like the work out on the mountain bike is more important than the ease and speed of the road bike. Thanks anyway Carrie.

Today's Miles - 25.4

Total Miles - 626.6

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

22 July 2009

I wasn't going to stay home tonight by my lonesome so I loaded my mountain bike and headed to Legacy Parkway. It was 90 degrees when I started and the weeds and swampy areas made for a very humid ride. By the time I got back it had cooled down into the mid 70's. Very nice ride. And yes I always take plenty of water.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 601.2 Miles

Thursday, July 16, 2009

16 July 2009

Woke up at the cabin and after a breakfast of one tomatoe, some fresh pineapple, and a granola bar, I was out the door with my mountain bike. Drove to St Charles church and parked. Headed south back towards Garden City. I did this because I wanted to get the busy road part of the trip done early and I wanted to go fishing at Bloomington Lake after the ride. My legs were rubbery before I made it back to Pickleville. The last 2/3 of the loop was down right painful. But I made it and only had to walk up one hill. I was at one time thinking of fishing for a couple of hours and then returning for another loop around the bear. But now I'm thinking I'll take it easy and save my legs for one last ride on Saturday. 101 miles in less than 22 Hours is a little more than these old legs are acustomed to.

Today's Miles - 50.5 Miles

Total Miles - 575.8 Miles

By the way, I did catch some fish at Bloomington, but they were all less than 12" long so just threw them back. The bigger fish was swimming right by the lures and not even interested.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

15 July 2009

So with Mom at girls camp, Landon at Aspen Ridge and Carrie leaving for PHL, Pa., I decided to come to Bear Lake and enjoy the lonely quiet here. I brought both Carrie's road bike AND my mountain bike to ride around the lake with. Today I took Carrie's and began at the south end of the 'bike trail' and rode north, through town. I could really get to like the road bike. It's a lot easier to pedal, but steering can become a problem. I also not sure I like my feet in the stirups. But hey, 2 hours and 57 minutes later I was back to the vehicle.

Today's Miles - 50.5 Miles

Total Miles - 525.3 Miles
Half way to my goal in just over one month !

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

14 July 2009

Just a few errands to chase this morning and then was able to grab a bike ride down Legacy. Was back to the car before it got hot.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 474.8 Miles

Monday, July 13, 2009

13 July 2009

Finishing up in Farmington and had to run a trailer full of garbage to the landfill. Afterwards returned and rode my bike down Legacy. 12:00 noon to 1:40 pm. Very Hot

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 449.4 Miles

Saturday, July 11, 2009

10 July 2009

Mid Night Madness at Antelope Island. They were expecting 1800 people to ride their bikes from the Marina to Garr Field Ranch and back (22 miles). We were some of the first ones there and I might add, not the last to leave. We parked outside the gate of the causeway and rode across the causeway. Kind of hazy sun today and so it was good. Sat on the asphalt parking lot of the Marina for a couple hours so we and a whole mess of spandex could chase each other for the next several hours. 10:00 pm was the start of the "non competitive ride."11 miles plus to the ranch where they treated us to a fruit cup, banana, and nut energy bar. There were 50 plus people returning back before we got off our bikes and probably 200 plus already at the ranch. Carrie and her group was some of them. Had the refreshments and back on our way. Made it back to the truck at 1:32 am. Beautiful full, but hazy, moon.

Today's Miles - 37.2

Total Miles - 424.0 Miles

Thursday, July 9, 2009

9 July 2009

Another evening with nothing to do so grabbed a mountain bike and headed to Legacy after dinner. These night rides are pretty nice, especially after the sun goes down and things cool off.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 386.8 Miles

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

8 July 2009

I'm doing this job in Farmington and it is way too convienent to Legacy Parkway. So any time
I get a couple of hours, I'm off to the trail. I was back on the job by 12:30 pm and didn't suffer none.

Today's Miles - 25.4 Miles

Total Miles - 361.4 Miles

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

7 July 2009 (pm)

After dinner decided to grab another bike ride. Legacy in the lights. Got back to the truck at 10:08 pm and my new head light and tail light works great. Night rides are a lot cooler too.

Tonights Miles - 25.2

Total Miles - 336.0

7 July 2009

Got out early today and rode the mountain bike down Legacy. Passed 47 people out using the trail this morning as I rode south, and 45 people (some were the same people) on the way back north. Lots of people this time of the day. Down and back in 1 hour 50 minutes.

Today's Miles - 25.5 Miles

Total Miles - 310.8 Miles

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

1 July 2009 (PM)

Tonight after dinner decided to bike again. What's up with all this free time? Headed to Farmington and Legacy Parkway. Was told earlier that Cedar Fort was without Power and Phone service due to thunderstorms. It looked dark above SLC too. About 45 Minutes later decided to turn around and head back and try to beat the storm back to the car. Thunder and lightning and little sprinkers but nothing too serious. Back to the car at 9:30 pm.

Tonight's Miles - 19.9

Total Miles - 285.3 Miles

1 July 2009

Got the glass man out to the job site to measure the shower door and then paid the mortgage then on to the more important tasks of the day. Rode my Mountain bike to the southern end of Legacy and back.

Today's Miles - 25.2 Miles

Total Miles - 265.4 Miles