Sunday, April 27, 2008

Day One

It was great to see every one this morning to cheer us on. I've been anxious about this adventure for the last few weeks and I think it's been apparent. Within the first few minutes of starting the ride I realized how much I enjoy riding and that it wasn't the distance I was worried about it was the time. This December first Corliss and I will have been married 40 years and this will be the longest I've been away. Also all of the kids are very close. And then there are the 5 grand babies 2 and under. I'll be missing a lot, but this will be an amazing adventure.

Overall this first day went pretty well, though at 57 pounds the bike was tail heavy and a bit wobbly. Of course at 218 so am I. We got in 120 miles and averaged 14.9 mph rolling. The day was longer than planned partly due to a mishap. Hugh took a tumble due to a rumble strip. Bent handle bars, torn shorts and road rash that years from now will provide a memory scar of this ride. He was very lucky it was not worse, though he'll be sore in the morning.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Glad you had a beautiful day to start you trip. The extra weight doesn't seem to be slowing your average down too much. Missed you at Sunday dinner!! Tell Hugh to get better quick.

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to see Hugh and Janet in this photo, I just knew this blogfrom Janet.What' s wonderful trip!!
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