As 2011 RAGBRAI approaches — my first — I’m stretching out the rides into those long distance trials. 80 miles Saturday and again on Sunday in 100+ heat, solo. I love to ride, but after about 40-50 miles, my mind ceases to be entertained by the beautiful countryside and the ride becomes something other than fun.
So here’s the plan for 2012: the wife bakes up a nice pie, cuts it into 5 slices; the kids load up their super soakers; and they grab some lemonade and umbrella and head out in the car, parking by the side of the road every 15 miles to simulate a RAGBRAI pass-thru town. Perhaps even a mini beer garden in the front yard when I return home. Gotta do something to keep it interesting.
Eagerly looking forward to the end of the solo rides and sharing the road with 10,000 of my closest/newest friends. Twelve days!