July 02/18: 71 Kms; 2 Hrs, 16; 393 Metres; Four Riders

Hello –

Hot as Hades, as they say. That’s why we opted for a 6:30 am start. It worked. The air was cool and the temperature pleasant. All was good, until about 7 kms into the ride, I got a flat. Now, that’s unusual. I change tyres maybe two times a year, and rarely on the road. No problem. Except, there was a problem. In my haste to get the job done, I pinched the new tube and had to begin the process all over again. Haste makes waste. So, after 20+ minutes we saddled-up and resumed the ride. No harm done other than it had the effect of curtailing our ride by 10 kilometres. We decided to cut the route short by looping home via Dwyer Hill and not Kinburn. The heat was out now and it was becoming increasingly uncomfortable.

Kudos to Joe G for his power. He’s one strong dude! Nice to see Steve (from Pembroke) and Glenn (from Burnstown) this morning. As for the others, the early start may have been a deterrent or maybe three days of cycling is too much or maybe there were better offers on the table. That was clearly the case for at least one of the group. Oh well, it’s hard to be everything to everyone, unlike St Paul who made himself “all things to all men, that (he) might by all means save some.”

No such august calling for us; though we strive to please and thereby grow the stable of riders. Is it working? Maybe? Perhaps, it’s time for a new order? Yes/No?

Okay – take note the next blog posting will be on Saturday, July 07.

What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UoJ47SzjA Joan Baez

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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