I Can't Wait

Yesterday, Jason and I headed out in the freezing rain to log in some miles on the Trolls. We knew that the comfort level may be lesser than a normal ride but that's part of the deal. We had a great discussion about how easy it is to only ride when it's easy. If I look back on the last six months or so, I've really been avoiding bad weather, inconvenient timing or slogging around on the bike when I don't feel physically up to it. But this last week I was hit with a kidney stone (boo), and thus the secondary realization that I have high blood pressure (double boo).

So I've decided that I just can't wait anymore. I can't wait until I feel great. I can't wait for perfect weather. I can't wait for my schedule to clear. I can't wait to fix that clicking sound on the bike. I can't wait for someone to join me. I can't wait until my enthusiasm increases.

I just can't wait. I need to get on the bike and ride it. So today, with temps at the freezing point and water falling from above, we pedaled our fat tired bikes around Jessamine County.
We stopped twice. Once for scenery...
...and once for coffee.

Coffee, perhaps, may be the carrot to lure me out of the house on days like today. The riding was fine. A little nippy at first on the face, but totally doable. But to stop, sit and sip that coffee sure does make the ride improve.

One thing is for sure, though. I need to stay on the bike and keep riding. I can't wait for the perfect opportunity. With four kids and each of them getting into more and more stuff, it may take a lot more work. But I'm learning that putting in that effort isn't an option.

Get out there.


  1. That's the way man! No excuses! Ride like there's no tomorrow!

  2. I find that the inclement days bring better memories. Nicely done.

  3. Kidney stones is like sea sickness. When it happens we don't really care if we die. I have had the same feeling riding in very bad weather. I can see how much your enjoying it by the photo of the coffee break. Like we always said in 1968. If it feels good. Do it.

  4. I admire your dedication! I'd love to go ride with you guys sometime!