Saturday, October 4, 2008

B 2 B and other stuff

Bunyan's 2 Bob's part II Fall addition was the ride for today. It was a bit windy of course but this is South Dakota so it was typical day. We met at Bunyan's around 10:15 or so and riders started rolling in for the before hand beverages and conversation. For this edition of Bunyan's to Bob's I selected the gravel / mountain bike route, and I have this comment about that route. "NEVER AGAIN"! I will be more than happy to ride from Vermillion to New Castle but the gravel from New Castle to Martinsburg is basically a cyclists torture chamber. Hill after hill with gravel pits of loose gravel, more hills, lots of washboard, hills, fire, death and hills, ok you get the point. I'm quite sure I will ride Bunyan's to Bob's many more times, but I will stay where I belong on the hard top, smiling as I glide down hills at 35 mph.

In other news I mentioned a post or two ago I got the phone call that no one wants. I got the 2nd phone call at 6:30 this morning. My Grandma passed away right around mid-night Friday night. I didn't mention it at all today to any other rollers as I didn't want to bring down anybody else's ride and I didn't know if I could talk about it anyway. Yeah, some people will say, should have you really ridden today and my answer to that is YES. I know my Grandma and the last thing she would have wanted was me sitting at home feeling sorry for myself and as you all know sometimes bike therapy is the best therapy. The funeral is Tuesday so I will be off the grid for the next 5 days or so.



bikingbrady said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. 96 years still leaves a heck of a mark on a good many people. Let me know if I can help you out with the kids or anything.

Tez said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma. It is never easy even when they have lived a long full life.

Hang in there! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ham(m)er said...

My condolences to your family. Your grandma must have been a real firecracker, 96 years is a wonderful amount of time to spend with one's family. Though regardless of a person's age, it's always too early to say good bye. Let Nick and I know if you need anything. Peace be with you.

Cathy Jo said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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