|Stephens Lake swim area|
|View of the Osage River from the end of my bike ride|
This last Sunday morning, I was up at 1 AM to head out to try the Tour de Jeff City moonlight bike ride. I did it in 2011, but the following couple of years the date didn't fit with my schedule. I rode last time with my friend (surveyor) Ron, but I was pretty much on my own this time. I did it in a leisurely 2 hours (ish) last time including a pit stop. This year I rolled out with the first group of 50, was quickly toward the front of the group (WTF is up with that?), skipped the stop and finished in just over an hour (for 15 miles around town). Even rode up the big JCMG hill that I walked the last time. Not a bad workout!
Last night, the weather was insanely nice (low 70's) so Walter, Pranavi and I rolled out for about 21 miles. A few big hills, but mostly flat or rollers - but glad to be done as none of us were really feeling it. So the big grin below is because we got it done (and because Walter just didn't see what was such a big deal about getting a post ride selfie).
I'm not looking forward to the long swim this weekend (half-ish mile in Philips Lake), but the bike shouldn't be too bad and I figure I can always trudge my way through the two laps of the lake for the 3.1 mi run. Makes me wish I'd swam more. Story of my last couple of years! Guess I'll just try to gut it out and finish. Maybe it won't be so bad. Of course, we won't even talk about the 15 extra pounds I have to take with me this year. Ugh!
|Katy Trail bridge|
|MKT Trail Run Smiles|
|After run drinks at Flat Branch|
|Big smile before the moonlight ride|
|Just before 2 A.M. roll out|
|Does the ride count without at least one pic like this?|