Be it resolved - already

I'll admit it - I didn't get home from New Year's festivities until 3:30 a.m.
I didn't sleep in, either.
I had the option of curling up on the couch, watch football, sip tea and maybe take a nap.
Or ride 10 miles with the Spoke-N-Sport New Year's Day Ride through Sioux Falls.
I chose the ride.
Especially since it was above freezing, a great not-to-windy day here.
(Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself with a celly while riding?)
Took the single-speed Bridgestone out for the jaunt. Saw a couple of people from work, met a few people in the cycling community.
(The one thing that I wasn't ready for - riding on sheets of ice; that a nut-constrictor, especially when clipped in to the pedals.)
After the ride, we were treated to chili, coffee and hot chocolate. Great door prizes were given (I didn't win).
But I did win.
The ride felt great. I got out.
And to celebrate, I picked up a 12-ounce New York strip steak, black-eyed peas, sugar snap peas, a baking potato and a cold sixer of PBR.
(When you ride, you can play.)
A great start to 2009.

3 comments:

Hal Johnson said...

Sheesh, just reading that makes me want to take a nap. Happy New Year.

alister said...

Amen, Brother! That’s why I run. No matter what. I get out. I pound the snow. I breathe the freeze. I thrill to the sights. I get back. I have coffee that tastes like the heaven it wouldn’t if I didn’t run :-) HNY, ThomG! And may your Pink Hollyhock list provide some Kerouac-like meat for
your writing :-D
Missalister

quin browne said...

sounds great fun! i hope you had enough black eyed peas for both of us...