My final century ride was scheduled for Friday of this week. However, we have out of town guests for the weekend, so I moved the ride to Wednesday. That was until I saw snow in the forecast.
Excuse me, I'm training for an Ironman here.
So, I moved my final "long" ride to yesterday. It was 42 degrees when I set out. But, there was no rain, and variable winds, so all in all, the ride went well. I took my "flat" loop that winds around the city, which takes me on a bike lane through the downtown area. You exit downtown and head back out into the first tier burbs. I was still within smelling distance of the city sewer gas when I almost ran smack into three deer.
Yes, deer. White tail, four legged, 250 pound, rats.
I saw them on the path from about 50 yards out, and they had no intention of moving. So I yelled. And they looked at me as if I had a 1000 watt halogen strapped to my head. Well, they were encamped near downtown. Between the cabbies, the homeless people and the stressed out, they are probably used to crazy people yelling at them.
They didn't move. I don't think they even blinked.
I considered a run at deer bowling.
But it was 3-1 and I was on bubble bike.
So, I crossed to the other side of the path and rode on by, close enough to hear their breath.
I hear venison is a nice lean alternative to beef.
Swim/run today- oh I'm glad to be seeing the starting line that marks the end of training.
Happy and safe trails