Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hi Ho

Temperature at departure = 60° F (16° C)

Spring Break is over and it's back to work. I wish we would have had nicer weather but we had some really nice moments over the last week or so; I even got a few bike rides in with the boys.

I almost wimped out Sunday because the winds were gusting to 35 MPH. On the way home from church I saw some other people out on bikes so I was kind of taunted into riding to my Dad's house. After I got home I was still in the mood to ride so I talked one of my sons into riding another 6 miles with me making the total 20 miles - not bad for a day I almost skipped riding...

The wind was bad a few places on the way home, but on the way to my Dad's house I could take advantage of the tail wind. So, I've been driving a car for just over 30 years and have never gotten a speeding ticket, haven't even gotten a warning. As I'm coasting down 67th street, where the speed limit is 25 mph, I noticed a police officer with a radar gun in the church parking lot at the bottom of the hill. I looked down at my computer and noticed I was doing 31.7 mph... The officer just smiled and waved, thankfully. I had a nice laugh with my Dad about that one, wouldn't it have been ironic to have gotten my first speeding ticket while riding my bike.


Noah said...

I love approaching or exceeding the limit on my bike, especially when it means I start to pass motorists. I get some pretty odd looks. I had a similar trip on Saturday. I was just going to run some errands and come back home and ended up with about 19 miles of fun (and pain on the headwinded hills of Woodland road)

Fritz said...

Your cop probably wasn't pulling over motorists at 30 mph either.

My fastest on a bike was 54 mph in a 40 mph zone. This was on a nice downhill in Boulder County, Colorado with a nice 40 mph wind to push me along.