Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I've done the Ironman once before, in 2004, with the KeRNeL & eDBiLLy. The day started out with sleet, & ended up with our bikes covered with earthworms (they were all over the road)! The ride was billed as a century, but ended up being 109 miles. At about mile 101, people started pulling off to the side of the road & calling their friends to come & pick them up, because they had ridden 100 miles! Anyways, here's Ironman 2004 summed up in two pictures. The first pic is of eDBiLLy & I near the beginning. We were optimistic that the sun would come out & it would be a nice day. eDBiLLy had just gotten his Langster & I was riding my trusty old Guerciotti fixie. Now for pic #2, taken at the end of the ride. We got back to the motel & it was time to scrub the earthworms off our bikes! They were hanging down like globs of raw hamburger! The weather forecast for Ironman 2007 looks promising, so hopefully we won't have a repeat of 2004, but if we do, that's what makes cycling so much fun: the adventure.