Hwy 10, West of Mandan

Hwy 10, West of Mandan

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Slow Start to the Riding Season

Unseasonably cold temperatures and untimely precipitation has made accrual of base miles particularly difficult this year.  Moreover, my dad has been hospitalized since early March (fell on ice, hit his head, multiple subdermal hematomas, three brain surgeries, 12 days in ICU, etc. etc.).  His situation has created a significant learning curve, and the transition in assuming numerous new responsibilities has been time consuming, to say the least.  I’m hopeful some degree of consistent riding will commence once the weather improves and I’ve adjusted to this ‘new normal’ in my personal life.

In the meantime, I’ve been out for a few good rides and even managed to sneak away to Europe for a brief visit to Warsaw for work. Below are a few photos from my experiences the past seven weeks.

(Watching the sun rise while enjoying coffee at Rolling Hills truck stop)

 (Shadow rider)

(Bike share program in Warsaw)

(This bike has seen better days!)

(MCDS, Mobile Caffeine Delivery System aka 'The Bike Cafe', Warsaw, Poland)