Quick Catch Up

Please let me thank all of the readers of 100 Pounds Ago for all of the thoughts, e-mails, phone calls, comments, prayers and support you guys have given me over the last week.  It’s been overwhelming…there is no other way I can put it.

Just a quick notes to keep everyone up to date:

Oakleys:
I got a phone call about a week and a half ago from Oakley, I will be emailing the gentleman soon to see if I can actually use his name or at least his first name,  anyway he asked for a copy of my recent prescription.  I obtain it from the Optometrist and fax it to Oakley.  Thursday I got a call from the place I usually purchase my Oakley eyewear and they had a new pair of Whiskers waiting for me at the store.  The new glasses where a welcome distraction but that’s only the half of it.  He sent me an e-mail a few days earlier asking if I had the glasses yet and then told me he had been keeping up with my blog and expressed condolences on the loss of my father.  That meant a lot to me and I will be posting more on this very soon.

The Bike:
I have been back on the bike for a few rides since my dad’s funeral.  Although I still feel like crap and I just don’t have it in my legs to do the distances I was doing I am able to eek out some good rides in the 25 to 30 mile range.  The computer stays at home and I am just out to have a little fun and some distraction time.  I rode from my house last night to a well known mountain bike trail at a State Park and rode the entire thing…what a freaking blast!  Now some would shutter at the mere mention of mud or dirt covering their new bike I actually welcome it.  It’s crazy that this bike handles so well on both the road and the trail.  Since its hunting season in Michigan and the State Parks are almost the only places you can hunt in Southern Michigan I may have ruined more than a few hunters day….I really could care less.

The Cold:
Fall is in full swing in Michigan and has the temperatures to prove it.  I tried to ride yesterday morning with an air temp of 30 degrees.  It took about 1 mile of that to convince me to wait until later in the afternoon to ride.  I need to get out and purchase some cold weather gear, particularly gloves and head gear.  Body and legs were fine but when you have a shaved head and summer weight gloves…well you can see the problem right?

That’s all for now, again thanks for all of the kind words folks.

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4 thoughts on “Quick Catch Up

  1. Glad to “hear” the spunk back in your posts! You will remain in my thoughts and hope everyday is better than the last!

  2. You’ve been on my mind the last few days. I’m glad to see you posting again.

    Good news about the Oakleys. Progress is progress, no matter how slow!!

    I’m not bald, but I can’t imagine it would be very pleasant in the cold weather. Have you tried one of those really long neck rolls, made of very thin fabric? You can put them into all sorts of shapes, including a bandana-like arrangement that you can wear under your helmet. In the winter months, I twist mine into a balaclava that goes over my head, ears, mouth and neck.

  3. Hey GB:

    Glad to hear from you. Take your time, each day just a little easier than the day before. You just convinced me to get out my single speed and take a buzz around the island.

    I have to forward you an e-mail I received regarding the Oakley situation. Glad to hear that something is happening.

    JT

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