Thank you to everyone who voted on the new name for my blog. RA Adventure Rider resoundingly kicked butt ... so I have been playing around with some new designs for the header. What you currently see may not stay, I am still working on it. I will try to get my links (to the right) cleaned up this next week so bear with me.
It's been too hot to do anything. We have already had 15 days over 100, setting a new high temperature last week (only by 1 degree). We have had two 106 days and one 107 already and it's not even to the normal hot part of summer here. Needless to say, I have not been riding, with the exception of a few short early morning rides. I did a quick 65 mile ride last Sunday which saw me bringing the sun up as I was out on the road. Stopped by downtown Fort Smith and just shot a few pictures around town. Then headed out south of town and was back home by 9:00am. I have had the back end of my bike apart doing some maintenance on it, replacing rear wheel bearings, rear brake pads, checking and greasing swingarm and shock linkage bearings. I got my care package in from Rocky Mountain last Wednesday so I thought I would work on my bike after I got home from work at midnight. After getting a quick snack, I grabbed my box of parts and headed to the shop. After about 20 minutes, I gave it up and went back inside the house. At 1:15 in the morning, it was still 92 degrees!
My ra has been acceptable. Thats all I am going to say about it. I have got back to walking 30 minutes every day and I'm doing a light workout with weights 3 days a week. I feel ok, it's not easy, I am having to push myself to even go walk, but I feel better once I get out there. The weights are a different story though, I have lost muscle over the last few years and am having to workout with much lighter weight. Doesn't do much for ones self esteem, but hey ... I'm fat, old and crippled ... I'm still doing alright I guess.
I hope someone, somewhere is enjoying cooler temps along with some rain this summer.