Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by jppe
We're playing in the Greater Hickory Classic in Hickcory, NC tomorrow and we selected European Mark James as our Pro. This is one of the Champion Tour events at Rock Barn Golf Club and being played on a Rees Jones course. I'm sure we'll hear a thing or two about how dominant the Euro's are in Ryder Cup play these days-and rightly so. It should be really interesting getting some of the inside scoop on the '99 event when Mark was captain.
It was so beautiful here in NC today I decided to do a short ride around lunch just to keep the legs in tune and enjoy the weather. Plus I had enjoyed several plates of seafood and more than my share of wine at the evening event for the Pro-am participants so I felt the need to try and sweat some of that out of my system. Well, I guess I'm just not very good on short rides. I rode and rode and wound up doing about 50 miles and now I can really feel it in my legs. That's not what I needed the day before playing but it was just too nice a day to pass up.
It's really going to be incredible riding here in NC in a couple weeks when the leaves beging changing colors......
I have never played Golf- but it is a sport I love. So much so that I used to organise the yearly Golf matches for my companies customers. I understand the game and love it- Just a pity that I never got out to actually try it.
Now back to the Ryder. If you remember- On saturday Night I said it was too close to call at 10-6 in favour of Europe, and it was. We normally fall down on the last day- and if Sundays scores had been reversed- which I expected it to- Europe would have lost with a remarkable recovery going to the US.
Now on those short rides. I'll agree. I ride with a couple of regular mates and a few occasionals. They are all younger than me and fitter and stronger and -Well you name it and they have it. Only thing is that they are only good for about 25miles and 3 hills max. Last Sunday- I threw in a few extra road miles and an extra hill. The extra hill was to wear them out and the extra miles was to finish them off. It worked. I actually felt ready for my round of Autumn long rides that are planned- There will be a couple of Road metrics and possibly a 100 miler- but most of them are 40mile + offroad rides. That is where my sluggish manner that I have had all summer starts to disapear.
As to the autumn colours- This normally starts around the middle of September where I live- We have had a veryt dry summer and A dry autumn and the only change of colour (Queens English Spelling) we have had is to Dead. There is no hint of Autumn colour at all except for the still green leaves falling off the trees.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.