Summer’s swan song

31 08 2011

The evening shadows are getting longer earlier.

Summer is coming to an end. And with dusk settling in its gloom by 8 p.m., so are the opportunities to squeeze in decent mileage after dinner.

Now’s the time for quality K’s over quantity K’s.

The shadow of fall looms longer and longer.

Despite the constant grumbling about our weather through late July, it’s actually been a pretty productive summer; exactly 2700 kilometres productive from June to the end of August. That’s good for eighth overall on the logging website’s “summer challenge.” August was awesome, lots of sun, warm but never really hot.

The legs are in good shape.

The fondo is a month away; can't wear this till then.

I’m not sure how I’ll do with the 100 mile distance of the Levi Leipheimer Gran Fondo, but I’m feeling more confident that I can meet the challenge. I’m more worried about the weather we’ll have than anything; doing that distance in Flanderian rain and cold would not be much fun at all. But people who’ve been to that part of California assure me it’s always nice there. Here’s hoping they’re not just blowing smoke up my chamois.

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