Posted in 2017 Northern Tier


May 11, 2017

I really need to get out more than one day a week on the bicycle so today was the day for a ride. I am still not comfortable on the saddle so had to squiggle around to find a spot with an acceptable pain level. Another saddle has been ordered – hope it helps.

As I left the house, Dan asked where I was heading. Told him Evergreen Lodge so he said he’d meet me there with a sandwich. As I was going along, I realized going all the way to the Lodge was going to make me late for choir rehearsal but there was no way to reach Dan at that point as I was out of cell phone range. So I pushed to get to the Lodge as quickly as I could with the idea that Dan could go back home, get the car (he’d be on his motorcycle) and come back to get me so I’d be able to get to rehearsal on time.

Dan wasn’t at the Lodge when I arrived. I did have cell service there so left him a couple messages about my plan and a text message just in case.  Turning around, I was racing down the road when I saw Dan coming toward me.  We both kept going.  He turned around, passed me and stopped ahead of me.  We shared a delicious corned beef on rye sandwich with a root beer. Perfect!

He left to get the car while I continued homeward by bike.  We met just before I got to Rim of the World, loaded up the bike and came home.  I was able to clean up and get to rehearsal with time to spare – hooray!

Today…Dan the Man – personal SAG and savior!

However, I learned a lesson today.  Don’t go for a bike ride prior to rehearsal.  I was tired and my vision was blurry.  Hard to concentrate and hard to read the music.  I already know not to go for a ride before a performance…that is another story from a long time ago.

Oh, I did get in 41 miles today.



female, married, in love, beautiful grown daughters, great and large extended family spread all over the US, enjoying my life, my favorite place to be is outside (unless its cold and wet).

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