This morning started nice and early again and I had yet another fun morning watching and following cycling. Today was Paris-Roubaix and it was action packed, no mud but plenty of action! Last night when I headed to bed it was raining there but by the time the race started it was clear. I was cheering for Slipstream and although Maggy had some mechanicals, young Maaskant came in 4th - which was awesome!
During the race I had like a pot and a half of coffee. I love El Gallo and find that I drink it continously with out realizing how much has been put down. I did realize I had a pot down but wanted some more so a 2nd pot got made. Yummy!
Jane called right as the race was ending for the 2nd week in a row. With all the coffee I was pretty jittery and very ready for the ride we had planned. She tried getting out of it using the "it's too cold" excuse so I lied to her (no shame here) and told her it was 10 degrees warmer than what my computer was saying. Oops, my bad! Her rule is nothing under 50 degrees. At the time it was closer to 36!
John had told me I would enjoy a bike path over near Lemont and he was very right. I loved it. He told me it was flat, scenic, and a good loop. I know flat is a relative term when talking with him about rides (as in compared to his and C's rides over that way) so I enjoyed the ride a lot. Jane wasn't too keen on the hilly parts. It was for some good laughs and the ride was very enjoyed. The trip back was a bit harder (part of the trail was closed so we had to turn back) with being a little more tired and cooked. It was good though through and through.
As chilly as it was we were both very comfortable on the ride. It wasn't until we got back to my place, changed, and headed back out for errands that we froze. Even tonight I've got some chills. Funny how when you're enjoying the time, the cold seems irrelevant and then later, it kind of bites ya!
The whole weekend turned out pretty nice. Yesterday was an afternoon with girlfriends and some cute playful kids. A great time and after a glass of wine, a nice evening. Now if we could only shed the rainy weather all would be good. Did see the sun today but of course that was after the ride!
Hope all things are well and everyone had an enjoyable weekend!
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