Last things first. I finally crossed the 1000 mile mark (started late Feb.) so WooHoo yay me!
So the City of Richardson is starting a cycling team. I showed up for the meeting this morning and found that everyone else is Uber Fit! (Police...Firemen...experienced racers, etc.)
Me? I work in the Library.
They will be doing some rallies and organized rides though, so I'll stick it out and chase them as much as possible...I mean, I should start developing some speed just from trying to keep them in sight! (If nothing else...I hope to get a cool jersey out of it. That is, of course, if they can get one in 4XL.)
I finally got a rack rigged on my road bike (I know...Sacrilege!) so I could get more rides in with it. I need to take clothes to change into at work. I tried riding in my regular clothing, but I'm wearing out the thighs of my pants.
At Big and Tall prices It gets expensive.
Anyhoo...I transferred all my night gear from my trusty hardrock over to the Trek and rode into work. Only to find that I'd left the battery for my Retina Burner Headlight at home.
Luckily I've had enough experience with Mr Murphy that I had backup lights in the trunk bag: 2 X 9 LED lights and, a C cell maglite with a High intensity LED replacement bulb.
Rubber Bands fastened the smaller LED's to my helmet and bars, and, Is I dug to the bottom of my bag I found an elastic velcro strap (used for taming errant pant legs) to lash the bigger maglite to the other side of the bars. That gave enough light to cruise home...just not enough to enjoy hitting the speeds I was looking forward to. (20+ mph is doable with the halogen setup. Faster than I can maintain at the moment, but achievable in spurts.)
So...let's hear it for being paranoid and having backups for the backups! (and everyone said I was just nuts!)