Osa called at 5 P.M. and said, “How about a ride around 6:30? Sounded good to me, even if the hit index was in the mid-90s. The great thing about evening rides is that they only get cooler.
11 Forex Trailing Stops Robot – Protect Your Pips oads/2010/07/Cape-Ride-06-30-2010.jpg”>My Surly Long Haul Trucker seemed a little hard to pull out of it’s airconditioned shed. I could almost hear it shrieking, “Not the hills again, not the hills!” It was referring to my piddly little 1.9-mile ride last week in Missouri.
The LHT had the right stuff for the hills, but I didn’t. It usually takes me a few hours to remember the rhythm for going up and down and when to shift.
The Palm Beach sky turned pastel
The setting sun turned the clouds and sky into a range of pastel shades. I stopped for a few minutes to marvel at the variety of shipping moving across the horizon. Everything from a small sailboat to work boats, a tug and a freighter were represented.
Dusk in Palm Beach
I’ve been watching the Tour de France, which inspired me to attack Osa on some of the nose-bleed 20-foot elevation changes we encountered. As I blew past her, I had to remember that it’s a race only if the other person knows it too.
When we got back to the shed, I had the feeling that my LHT had forgiven me for embarrassing it in the hills of Missouri.