Today is a bike day.
Yes, there is duct tape on my bike. It is covering up the Bud Light logo, since I won this bike in ’98 from a radio contest. And I don’t care to advertise beer I don’t drink. My bike has a ton of miles on it (I only drove my car, like 5000 miles last YEAR because I biked most of the year!) and I love it. There is also duct tape on my headlight too. I dropped my light last summer replacing the batteries. One of these days, I will replace both the bike and the Cateye. But until then, my ride is customized with duct tape.
The main reason for riding today is because there is construction along Boise Ave. where I usually park my car. I don’t want to have to fight for parking with other BSU students, so I am biking everyday for a week or 2. My BF even said he would bike with me today. What?! He has not biked with me anywhere since the spring season. Which was one time all year on a ride to Lucky Peak and back. Something we did, like 10 times last year. He thinks a ride will help his knee since he is afraid to run on it. It is still bothering him even though he overworked it 6 weeks ago going 4 miles on the treadmill. I think it is more nerves of running the 5k more then anything. I really think he wants to prepare for a bike ride to Bogus. Last October he rode his bike to Bogus and back. Where it rained on him. And it snowed. And got a little hypothermic. Because he finished his ride in the dark. AND he didn’t have a helmet on. And he wasn’t very well prepared for how long and hard the ride would be. He had one bottle of water, a couple granola bars, and a long sleeved thermal I made him wear.
I think today’s ride will be fun for both of us. He used to ride his bike with me everyday when I went to work-4 years ago.
Does your loved ones, um, sense of adventure scare you? I was really worried that he was going to get hit by a car on the mountain road last year. Or have a flat or something. He was prepared for nothing at all.