The second cup of coffee is now down my gullet. There is still much work to be done in the getting awake department and even more to be done in the wanting to be awake department as a cold rain pisses down outside my window.
It doesn’t look like said pissing down rain is going to be stopping anytime soon, and I have no desire to be riding in it, so I thought I would post up a few pics from yesterday’s Better Than The Trainer Ride® in the hopes it will nudge me in the direction of productiveness (good luck with that!).
I didn’t know if a ride would happen on Tuesday or not since I was awaiting the delivery of a new (to me) picture taking device that I picked up on eBay. As luck would have it, just as the thoughts of a ride were entering the abattoir of my noggin, the mail lady dropped my package. Additional luck was had in the form of a battery in the device holding about 50% charge; more than enough to survive a B.T.T.T.R.® and allow me to see if the new (to me) device is going to become part of the Junk Miles Media team or find its way back onto the digital shelves of eBay.
The air was way colder than the day before and arm warmers would have definitely made things more comfortable, but instead, I just relied on the multiple layers of flab covering my appendages. I knew several years of double helpings would come in handy some day!
I rode onward into the nipply north wind, stopped for some photos every so often, and managed to get a bit of a sweat on. It was a short hour and a half ride, it was done further into the day than I prefer, but it was done. In hindsight–given the rain and wind of today–I’m glad I made it out.
Is there such a thing as “too much information?”
On a closing note, I thought I had pinned down the source of my ass and crotchial issues to being the chamois in a new pair of bibs that entered the rotation. Turns out it’s most like the saddle that I put on the Boone about the same time I picked up the bibs.
Other than the color, the saddle is the same model as the stock one that came on the Boone a few years ago. Upon further inspection, it appears that the surface of the new version of the saddle has a texture on it that is not allowing my lycra encased glutes and saggy man bits to slide freely around during rides. The result is that I have chafing on multiple fleshy front side and backside items below the equator. I’m a mess and it’s a little painful to say the least. Sure hope it clears up soon, or it’s gonna sideline me from one of my other favorite hobbies for sure.