Richard's Ride Phone Blog
Hey Al, it's Richard. I guess this is like my third post today haven't had much going on I'm not sure why I'm posting so much but I just wanted to remind everyone you know you tends to ride for pleasure every day I tried to cos I have some errands to run and so I hop on the bike and took off and spite the pretty stiff winds and I got the errands done and I I forced myself to ride further that I needed to just just you know just to do the errands but when the winds blowing 15 to 20 with just the 30 it's not nearly as much fun as it was yesterday today is warmer it's a beautiful day high cloud if the wind wasn't so so strong I probably would have been out for another 24 25mi today but the the area where we live is kinda rolling hills and you're going up hill into a wind like that you know 20 to 30mi an hour boy it's just it's really tuff.
Hi this is Richard. Definitely back in Colorado. It's about 4:30 and we've got one of our typical Denver thunder showers for spring. It's kinda different from Phoenix. When it rains in Phoenix all you smell is wet dirt. Just wet dirt. In Colorado it's a little different. I don't know if you can hear in the background but that's hello coming down so it'll last 15 20 minutes with that wind lightning thunder rain and now we got some major hell falling. The pounding you hear in the background if you can hear it is the hell hitting the sunlight in the living room or sun roof in the living room. I'm opening(?) the door now. You can hear it in the background. That's still rain and hell and wind. Really noisy and it's just
So since it's been over. We've decided to change the title of these ___. Blog post, the only reason I am posting tonight I'll be up all night just to think of the new title. So please call me your welcome. Let us know what you think. If you don't like we will change it but if you do we think it kinda funny if you do let us know. Ok. Thanks. Bye. Bye.
Good morning everyone. It's Monday April what is it? 19th, so where talking not yet. Monday the 19th a little before 8:00 here in Denver and today is the big job interview. This of course is the reason I the reason I came to Denver cos we can't find work in Phoenix. So I came up here I got a buddy that works from the Mattress King who thinks I can get on there and start fixing mattresses again start helping people find a good night sleep. Looking forward to that. Really looking forward to getting back to work and I'm going crazy last few months without without any work. So I just wanted to let everybody know Andy was kind enough to give me a ride there so I don't have to worry about you know what kind of clothing to wear in a bike(?) or in a bus.
Good morning. It's Richard. Calling from Aurora Colorado. It's Saturday April 17th and I made it to, made it to Denver. Cos I'm sure you see in on my post. Couple of people said they wanted me keep posting and they want me to keep posting on Ipadio(?) or Padio(?) however we're supposed to pronounce it. So I'm trying to do that. Just a few things to taken it easy tryna rest the hamburger between my legs. Trying to get rid of some settle source. Such ___. Not only that I think my legs we're in better shape then there turn out to be for this trip. But rest of my body has some problems too. Shoulders and back. Lots of stress. Which way on the handler bars for so long ___. So once I get
Good morning it's Richard it's day 15 of my little adventure April 14th day 15 is a the trip(?). ___ This morning it's almost 9:00. Wanting to get out of here a little bit sooner but it took a little bit longer to pack than I thought ___ kinda spread all over the place. I admit I I thought very seriously about cutting it short and taking a bus to Denver there is a little a little bus service through the through the mountains here call W Film Black Hill State Line and for 24 bucks I could have left Delighter(?) this morning would have been in Denver by noon and I'll admit that the thought reaching Denver in 4 hours instead of 2 or 3 days was quite appealing after after being on the road for a little more than 2 weeks.
Well, folks, it's me. J12 continued. And after 8:00 in Colorado. Today turned out better than I could have possibly expected after the last part. I'm in Salida. I have made huge miles. Not all of it, turned in the cranks(?). Leading(?) prognosis(?) finally this morning wound up very quickly after the 3 to 10 degrees that I woke up to whatever it was and I was really sweating as I made the first 10mi or so. ___ Wolf Creek Pass and this gentleman named Joe stopped. He was driving his daughter's pickup truck to some ___ most of his sellers and I think he wanted some company because his wife was following the SUV and he didn't have anyone to talk to so he took me over to Wolf Creek, over Wolf Creek Pass. That 10,550ft.
Good morning. I guess it's day 12th plus my ride. This is Richard calling from Calusa(?) Springs Colorado. I kind of tough day yesterday kinda panic a little bit but I can't think I can't finish this I don't I don't know if I can or not but I probably over reacted yesterday it's about a lot of climbing that I wasn't expecting everyone everyone I spoke to in Durango said they get the ride from Durango to Pergusa(?) Spring pretty lovely. Well it's pretty but if anything but level the first 20mi was virtually all climbing was only one or two free will to sans(?). So I was pretty exhausting my legs and my lungs were were really fighting yesterday.
At me again. Don't know I got off on work. Don't know if it went through or not but it's just me wine and ___ what a challenge that was today yeah so so I got to wonder what the hell I was thinking you know in in my three months I'm gonna be 55 years old. I've been at least to 3 ___ for 30 year. You know two years ago I went nearly three hundred pounds. I lost a lot of weight in the last couple of years but I'm not exactly in shape and I I didn't train properly for all this climbing and you know I've been living as under two thousand ___ above sea level for nine years and there I am at 5 7 8 whatever the hell I am for whatever reason. You know my verdict girls get in couple of time today just wondering what the heck I was thinking when I decided to do this. I did 28mi today.
Oh my God what the hell was I thinking, why didn't somebody talk me out of this. Randy I thought you love me you weren't supposed to let me do this Ken forgot to come pick me up I'm about 4mi into Colorado about 16mi from Durango and look about a 2mi 8% grade minimum ___. I'll be standing there with my thumb out right now ___ 28mi to get here today. Seems to take forever seems like there was a climb every mile I swear to God I did 25 times today and the free wheeling just ___.