Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Humble by the distance.

I use gmap pedometer and measure my route. It comes to 240 km (150 miles). Holy freak. This will be a long long trip. I asked for an adventure and I got one. This ain't a walk in the park.

This morning, I remembered the time I went to PEI by myself, rent a bike and rode for three days. It was an awesome experience. There was no cars, no traffic, no street noise. Just quietness. It was ackward...but in a good way. I missed that a lot.

It was a bit scary. I mean, I was all by myself. If I fell into a ditch, no one would know. I could simply disappeared off the face of the earth.

The longest I had ridden before was two years ago. Me and my buddy rode 180 km (112 miles). Back then I have no clue about nutrition. We would ride for 4 hours, stopped at McDonalds and rode another 4. It was a chilly day to ride. In the mid 40s *F (about 8 *C).

If I could do it then, I could do it now.

This Sat will be a great day. The weather is perfect.

19 comments:

Rachel said...

sounds like an awesome ride. hope the weather holds up.

Hilda said...

Nice to see how you are planning since many days ahead this that will be a great birthday... I'd like to plan something like that to celebrate too!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have planned 260K in honour of your 26th birthday? Just kidding, 200K is going to tire you out plenty.

What a way to kick off a new year of life!

You're brining a camera right? We want pictures of your journey, of course ;)

Habeela said...

Enjoy. I'm sure it will be great!

Trisaratops said...

Awesome! Very exciting--can't wait to hear how it goes!

qcmier said...

Enjoy the ride!!! Are you taking a camera?

jameson said...

CHARGE IT!! can't wait to hear about the ride.

Mike said...

Epics- you gotta love'em! Once you get into your groove, that rolling meditation is a beautiful thing. Here's to great weather and tailwinds on your ride!

William said...

Good luck Cliff. Ride smart.

Papa Louie said...

Have a safe and fun ride. You may want to pay attention to nutrition and I don't mean mcdonalds.

Carrie said...

If we don't see a post by Monday we'll all come looking for you!

Thomas said...

Have a great trip, mate. I'm sure you will have a blast.

Chris said...

You're a glutton for punishment! But have an awesome ride! And make you you start eating before the four hour mark this time. Maybe something other than McDonalds? :)

Rae said...

Have an awesome ride! I can't wait to hear about it!

Born To Endure said...

Wow...good for you!! Have fun and celebrate!!

Dawn - Pink Chick Tris said...

Enjoy the ride!

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