Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tomorrow - The Ride!!!

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley.--Robert Burns from his poem, "To a Mouse".

This quote is often popularly misquoted as: ‘The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray’, or ‘The best laid plans of mice and men go oft astray’.

In any case, it is SO true especially in the past few months!!

I will be starting my 3 day, 250 mile bike ride tomorrow – and the last time my butt was on the seat of my bike; it was my last (and only) training ride on the 26th of July – oh some 8 weeks ago…

Am I worried? Not really, but I am certainly going to be apprehensive tomorrow morning – especially as we head into the murderous hill that everyone who has ridden this route previously has talked about. Shigata ga nai – can’t be helped now.

In the past eight weeks Life has been going full tilt boogie from work to school to home and it will continue on after I return from my ride on this Sunday the 26th.

On Monday the 27th, we close on the sale of our home at 1 Prospect and then after a couple of homeless days at the Marriott; on the 30th of October, we are closing on the purchase of our new home at 102 DeSilvio. The very next day is the annual Hamaty fishing trip and so it goes…

I spent this morning at work, tying up loose ends (as if they will ever get tied up LOL) and now I am drying some clothes, getting the last bit of my homework done and submitted before I head off to Port Jervis, NY for the beginning of my biking adventure.

I am taking a rental car up (cheaper and faster than an NJT ticket) and I have my bike, tire pump, assorted ride gear - my 'anatomically correct' gel seat, my chamois butt'r, water bottle, helmet, blah,blah, blah... 

The rental car has no GPS or XM radio (I know!! right?!) so I have my printed directions and with my iPad and iPhone GPS - it supposed to be about 2 hours and 51 minutes from home to Port Jervis, NY.

I will be updating my facebook status through the ride (if I am able!!) and so until my next status update – à bientôt!!!