Monday, July 11, 2016
Felt really good to get out on the road and put some miles on the trike. I ordered new tires as mine are pretty well worn. They wore slightly uneven more wear on the inside than the outside. Maybe the wheels need to be aligned, but I doubt it chances are it is just from turning sharp at high speed. Well the ride went smooth the weather was sunny and warm with a strong wind. Now I know to expect strong winds when I ride within the development, but they get less powerful when I leave and head out to the local roads.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
I have rode many miles in what I thought was windy conditions, until this morning. Last evening we had some very bad thunderstorms with extremely strong winds and heavy rains. I expected to see a huge amount of damage, but I was surprised when I didn't see much of anything. But what we did have was very strong winds the remains of the storm, that hasn't left the area. I was fighting hard to maintain my speed, and on some of the hills I thought I would have to get off, but I pushed and pulled on those Frogs and made it over the top.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This morning I rode through my developement then out to route 33 through Twin Rivers and over the New Jersey Turnpike. It was a very relaxing ride, it allowed me to clear my head and get some tension out of me. I need to do this more often. There was very little traffic, so I was very content riding and not having to share the roads with cars and trucks. It was warm and muggy and the winds were as strong as they normally are around here. Where I live is a very flat area and much more windy than my old home, and I thought that was a windy location.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I Feel so much better mentally and physically after a good ride. The riding relieves my pain and helps a huge amount with dealing with my grief. I think the more I put into my riding the less anger and anxiety I have. I don't think I ever stop thinking about David and his children, and how hard it is for Kate to deal as a single parent. I always felt dealing with a problem head on was the best method, but I have been slapped down as I know there isn't a solution to my grief and I will have to learn to deal with it. Easier said than done! The more time I have to think the worse things get, as I am a type A personality. Everyone says people deal with grief in their own way, but I wish I could find a way to do that. This Father's day was just a nightmare but yet I was able to see my daughter and my grandchildren which made me feel good but very depressed. I promise myself everyday that I will try my best to get better and not take my anger out on others. This event has changed everything and if I don't do something soon I will just crash and burn. Well enough of the sadness! My ride today was nice other than the crazy people on the road. I had a guy driving with his both side mirrors folded in and there was no way he could see who was alongside him. I kept my distance.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I had a bad weekend as it was the first Father's Day without my son, but I needed a ride to help with the emptiness.
I knew my mind needed to get out of this rut and riding always helps to keep my mind occupied, so off I went this morning. I rode through my gated community then hit the local roads for a ride through the neighborhood that ajoins my home. It was a hot and windy ride but I felt much better when I got home. I have to try to push myself for both my mental health and to help with my back pain. It is amazing how a little over ten miles can do for you mind and body.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
This morning I took my first ride of the season I went the back roads to Etra Lake park and road the sandy trail, it isn't a suitable ride for a trike. There were areas that were so sandy that the tires just wouldn't grip so I was forced to ride the grass on the edge. I then left the park and road local roads back home. I then came home to meet my wife for a 2.5 mile walk. I had some bad leg cramps while riding but worked through them.