Saturday I was going to do some driveway sealing at my Moms and also here at my place. Unfortunately if there is rain in the forecast, any rain, then it’s a no go on that. Good thing we didn’t chance it because it did shower a little Saturday and Sunday night. I guess we’ll need to reschedule that fun.
As a consolation I did finish my front sidewalk project. I pounded out the original nasty looking sidewalk weeks ago but finally made the time to get the job done. I think it turned out looking exactly how I wanted it to and envisioned it. I’m happy. Now I need to do something with the nasty front porch. That will not be so easy.
Sunday I was still feeling the effects of the cold I had all week. I’m now thinking it’s not just a cold but also allergies. Up until a year or two ago I was never effected by allergies. In fact I’d always chuckle at Sevie sneezing his ass off at work this time of year. Karmas a bitch I suppose. At any rate, on top of this cold, I’ve been sneezing and coughing like a fiend. Slight runny nose and the watery eyes but mostly coughing. It got so bad Sunday night I was tossed from the bedroom by The Wifey since I was keeping her awake.
I got on the road sled for a short 90 minutes. I felt miserable but I wanted to see how I might feel about doing my now annual ride up to Thompsontown to Erin’s grandparents for a Memorial Day feasting. Sunday night we lost our electricity for a couple hours. I was hardly disappointed that I couldn’t watch Neck-CAR. Whatever. Did anyone notice the Indy 500 was Sunday? Pity.
I woke up Monday feeling a tad better. It was foggy outside but the forecast was for sunshine in the afternoon. The picnic started at 3pm and I knew it would take me somewhere between 3-3.5hrs to get up there so I finally decided by 10:30am to give it a go. I must apologize to The Wrecker for not calling as he rode a good portion with me last year and was looking to do the same again. I just didn’t feel well enough to make this a strong ride. Meaning I had every intention of going slow when I needed to and being very deliberate about the pace I’d ride. Sorry Hammy.
The ride was good. Lambs Gap sucked but I knew it would. The coolest road of the day was in Perry called Pine Hill road. A nice wooded gradual ascent that kicked up nicely at the end and opened up on the descent into the valley. Absolutely beautiful view as I dropped down off that mountain. I made it into Millerstown at about 45 miles and I again had the option of taking the more direct route which is a BRUTAL dirt road climb or go east a couple miles and by-pass the mountain and add approx 5-7miles to the ride. I did the climb. It hurt me. Bad. In the end I’m glad I did because the road I hooked up to get into Thompsontown was straight into the wind. Had I by-passed it would have been adding to that torture. 53 miles was this years tally. I can’t wait ‘til next year.
Today I mowed the lawn. After that I went out for a little recovery ride and got a flat about 10 miles in. Not just a flat but a sidewall cut. I had a couple glueless patches and gingerly rode home. Oh, and how could I not mention the biggest news of the weekend. Honeycomb is back! Sorta, I think. A loyal HC fan left a comment on a previous post mentioning the change back to the original formula. I quickly ran out to grab a box to check for myself. Lo and behold. I’m not entirely sure it’s the original formula or not. It’s hilarious, the box actually says in the upper right corner “Now Better Tasting” which is a riot. Nothing like indirectly admitting that you (POST) screwed up badly and changed something that tasted great into something that tasted like ass. Anyway, I’m not sure if my cold/allergies is affecting my taste but it seems like it’s almost the old stuff but I think it lacks just a hint of the sweetness that the original stuff had. If anyone within the sound of my blog can hear this let me know what you think?
Time to put TLW into her new swimming pool. This should be fun. Pictures @ 11.