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Yesterday I got spoiled on my first day of a new schedule – rode into work at 9:30 am, got back home and went to the driving range for a little bit, then worked (er…sort of assisted Adam & Kyle) on my polo bike for the rest of the afternoon. And we got thunderstorms last night! Ahh it was a perfect way to start a week. My colloquium starts next Monday, and during the rest of the week I know I’m not going to love the schedule where I have to ride in at 8 a.m. as much…that’s going to be tough…

I’d love to say that the ride to and from work was great, but to be honest, I was pretty much cursing in my head the entire time. I’m not sure if I’m just still needing to make small adjustments to my Chrome bag, or if it’s plain awkward, but it was frankly a pain to use. The bag itself has some weight to it due to the buckle, and it just felt like I was pulling about fifteen pounds behind me instead of fitting snugly on my back. Maybe I’m also just not used to carrying anything around on my rides, either? Anyways, want a little sneak preview of my polo bike? I found a Trek Singletrack at Dean’s New & Used Bikes in Yorktown Sunday, and it’s almost done. I’ll post about the whole thing when it’s said and done. Hooray!

Day 21/100
Bike: Kona Jake the Snake
Route: White River Greenway
Total time: 28:48
Distance: 6.4 miles
Mileage to date: 119 miles
Total time on the bike: 8:39 minutes

Love,

Rebs

P.S. Stanford’s autonomous Audi TTS

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Last night was a blast, with just one little hiccup. It was your basic great Friday night, starting off with the best margaritas in Muncie at Casa del Sol with some Olympic diving, and ending with a lot of dancing. But it really ended with one small problem, when my friend and I were riding back from downtown. We first got caught by one of the many many trains that go through town, decided to take a detour through the campus/village area, and when we stopped so I could put a light on my bike we heard that dreaded hissing noise coming from his front tire. No, not that mysterious ticking noise. That dreaded hissing noise.

So five miles away from home with a flat tire…walk? ride on it? Nope, call home and have parentals come pick us up.


Sorry for the blurry and dark picture…it was super late and super dark.

On just day 4 I’m feeling pretty great about all this, but my legs are definitely feeling pretty sore. I think most of that soreness is from my run the other day, and not stretching as much as I should. I’ll most likely just be taking a quick couple spins around the block and doing some yoga today to loosen my legs up.

Day 4/100
Bike: Cross Kona Jake the Snake
Route: White River Boulevard
Total time: 29:49
Distance: 6.5 miles
Mileage to date: 27.9 miles
Total time on the bike: 2:00:56

Love,

Rebs

P.S. A glow in the dark skate park 

If I ride the thirty minutes to and from Savage’s (favorite bar in town), that totally cancels out the beer* I have there…right? Okay okay, it only took me 22 minutes to get downtown, and then just 20 minutes going back home, but still. I tried my best to take my sweet time getting to the bar, as I wanted to minimize sweaty ickiness – thankfully my friend Marie lives right above the bar and was kind enough to let me freshen up at her apartment and change out of my bike shorts. What a difference five minutes to cool down can make!

*Delicious Atwater Vanilla Java Porter

Day 2/100
Bike: Cross Kona Jake the Snake
Route: White River Boulevard
Total time: 41:33
Distance: 9.8 miles
Mileage to date: 19.6 miles
Destination: Savage’s Ale House

Love,

Rebs

P.S. Have you heard the Generationals?