A Long, but Satisfying Day Yesterday

Wheel full 70px Well…

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Wheel full 70px Third state down, 11 more to go.

Wheel full 70px My ride yesterday was pretty much into the teeth of a 5-10 mile/8-15 km per hour wind out of the southeast.  The noise alone had me batting at my helmet.  But it was very satisfying to ride a little over 50 miles/80 km under those conditions.  Whatever is going on with my weight I am sure I am slowly trading pounds of fat for equivalent muscle mass.

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Wheel full 70px The sights weren’t too shabby either.  I rode past a lot of American Industrial Era infrastructure,

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nice beaches,

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and what the locals call “cottages.”

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A ‘down-east’ fixer-upper

Wheel full 70px Today it’s on to Salem, and tomorrow into the heart of downtown Boston, where I’ll catch the ferry out to the Cape.  So let it rain if it is going to- nothing is going to keep me from enjoying my ride.

Weigh-in #13 – Can’t win ’em all

Wheel full 70px So yesterday was Monday and, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know what that means.

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Wheel full 70px That says, for the hard of seeing, 318.4 pounds.  That’s up from 314.8 pounds last week, a gain of 3.6 pounds.

Wheel full 70px I noted the one other time that my weight did not decrease from Monday to Monday that I refuse to freak out over an occasional bump in the road, and especially a bump that can be accounted for by so many possible things.  I will say that I am pleased that my weight remains by all indications in the three-teens where it has been for three weigh-ins in a row.  So we’ll see where I’m at next week.  I still firmly believe I’m headed into two-nineties, and the only question is when I’ll get there.

The Granite State

Wheel full 70px And it’s

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Wheel full 70px I’ll only have until early afternoon to enjoy it, though, as I’ll be crossing another state border today.  I’ll keep you posted.

Wheel full 70px I had a 60 mile/95 kilometer day yesterday.  I’ll be needing to pull off a whole string of those once I’m south of New York City.  Oh well, nobody said that this would be easy.

Wheel full 70px Speaking of easy, it doesn’t look like the rest of the week is shaping up all that great either.

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Wheel full 70px I’ve had several folks along the way ask me what I do when it rains.  I tell them, “I get wet.” Well, what else can I say?

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A Gorgeous Sunny Day

Wheel full 70px And here I am, just where I’d planned to make it to yesterday.

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Wheel full 70px I’m headed off on a short side trip to get my shoes fixed.

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Wheel full 70px The glue kinda sorta worked- it never sealed up tight, but it stopped further progress of the front flap separating from the shoe.

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Wheel full 70px The right shoe has more or less stayed where it was.  I’ll be glad when they’re back to spec.

Wheel full 70px Then it’s on to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Beantown, where I’ll catch a ferry to the tip of Cape Cod.  Stay tuned.