Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lazy Daze:

Today was a very welcome day off in Champaign IL. After last week's 625 miles I don't think there was a single person who wasn't ready for a day off. The heat and head winds of last week really did me in.

I haven't been able to find the motivation to get out for a run for the last week. It seems like after I drag my butt in after 6-7 hours in the saddle when the temperature is 90+ F. I just can't seem to get out for a run, and some how 30-60 minutes on the treadmill just doesn't seem to be in the cards. So I got up at 6:00 Am and was off for a 75 minute run. Just south of our hotel is this lovely older neighborhood. The tree canopy totally covers the street. Some of the roads are cobble stone. The homes are of mixed age but lots of really nice Victorian homes. There were several homes which had "For Sale" signs with the little flyer's in the box. So I stopped to look at the prices and it seems that the prices are about $125/sq ft. It was great I loved it

Other chores such as cleaning my bike and doing office work were the main high lights of the day. It has been nice not having to go outside in the 90+ F heat.

Tomorrow is helmet decorating day. I asked if there was a prize for the best helmet, but was told no prize and so I kind of think that the participation level is going to be low. I was walking around telling people who asked me what I was going to do, was use the same material to decorate my helmet as the Emperor's New Clothes were made from. However I walked across the road to Staples and bought some stuff which Jim and I used to decorate our helmet with. More tomorrow as no one is tipping their hand on what they are doing.

Pictures for the week that ended yesterday have been posted at: They are titled Abiliene KS to Chanmpaign IL. Total of 81 pictures.

The picture of the day is --- Well what do you think it is? It is quite large in fact is probably two stories.

Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for your comments. It is great coming in after a hard hot day in the saddle and hearing from you.

Mon yana


PS: The picture is of the chandelier in the lobby of the hotel. It is taken standing directly under it and looking up. The chandelier is not really a fixture as such but just a bunch of those plastic light ropes hung down from the ceiling.


Agnes said...

Hey, just caught up on all the items I've missed for the last 1.5 weeks . . . new computer is running, but just.

I had dinner with Fran, Laurie and Brenda this evening . . .they all say hi and have been following your adventure . . .Fran says no more crotch shots please.

Glad you had a good day off, you've earned it. Ride safe,


Ken C. said...

Terry, I've enjoyed your photos of the past week's ride; not many motor vehicles in the road shots. Another two weeks and you're done. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terry,
I am finally in the loop now as you are streaking across the Mid-West. Congrats man!! The new bike I threatened to get is now sitting in my living room waiting for that first ride into K-country (Specialized Roubaix identical to one seen in your Flagstaff pics).

Marc Schroeder