Postponing our Thanks

Windy weather and a head cold scratched our plans for a rubbish collection ride on the weekend. So it will be a couple more weeks before I fulfill the Thanksgiving Challenge – though really, it’s a challenge that can be done any time of year anyway! The guys and I did get out for a night in the tent, though, and you can read about it here.

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

11 response to "Postponing our Thanks"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: November 28, 2018

    Before I take time to read your blog Em, I was thinking along the same lines about the “Thanksgiving Challenge” being a challenge we can do year round. The only thing I did was participate in CRANKSGIVING this year with my friends on a ride. I still have in my mind, at least picking up some trash somewhere along my rides. So — thanks for giving us the go ahead to extend the challenge.
    And I do hope your head cold is better ;’-)

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 29, 2018

    You had a delightful trip for your overnight get away to camp. Those clouds in that blue sky are gorgeous.
    I sure hope that you did not “over do” it and had no ill effect after your adventure.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 1, 2018

      Thanks, Nancy. The cold was never bad enough to miss work – just annoying and miserable. I’ve recovered now and the ride did not cause any post-exertional malaise!! Maybe I will get the Thanksgiving ride done next weekend. My plan is to do a quarterly rubbish ride in the national park.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 29, 2018

    Good you could get a night in the tent again. Nice ride and great photos.
    Some of those roads remind me of a few in Montana, where anything smaller than a softball is considered gravel.
    Enjoy the weather — last weekend a blizzard came thru west of here, and this weekend possible severe thunderstorms.
    Cycling has been limited. 🙁
    Thanks for the post!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 1, 2018

      Thanks, Rich. We enjoyed the last of that cool weather. We’ll enjoy the summer heat for you. And the sun. It was about 93F here today. The guys got a float in the river. Oh, do I know those Montana roads!! Luckily most of ours aren’t that bad and don’t get graded too often 🙂

  4. By: Seasidejanet Posted: November 29, 2018

    Good to see you out….easy does it always makes it to the finish! You got this!! As always love your photos….I too love the view from inside the tent! It’s like an ever changing video. Our winter has arrived with a vengeance. We had wind and rain last night and lightning and thunder!! We never have that. Being a Kansas girl I’ll loved it!

    Take care….

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 1, 2018

      Glad you are getting some precipitation since you had so little last winter. It is rare to get a really powerful thunderstorm here. I miss them a bit like you – but NEVER when I’m camping in the tent!

  5. By: Seasidejanet Posted: November 29, 2018

    My friend with lime has started a three month ”keto” diet. My sister has a benign tumor just under her left ear and has also started “keto”. The thought for both is it heals and clears the fuzzy brain thing. Don’t know if you’ve check that out? Just an FYI…sure you’ve explored many options. Hugs….

    PS: I’ve picked up 10 nails/screws off the road this month. No photos as it’s usually a hurry up and get back on the bike an out of traffic! I always show it to the car waiting for me to get out of the road and back on my bike….they seem grateful 😂🤣

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 29, 2018

      Good for picking up the tire puncturing items!
      At the price of tires they should be grateful. (Depending on where the puncture is, some can be repaired, others not)
      We see that stuff on a bicycle, not so much in an auto.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 1, 2018

      Congrats and Thanksgiving points for you for the nails! I don’t see that much here – maybe because I ride mostly on high-speed roads with no extra width for stuff to accumulate. I don’t do keto for a few reasons. I’m doing a plant-based, hi-fibre, anti-inflammatory whole foods diet. Lots of omega 3s and healthy fats in seeds, nuts and salmon. 7-9 cups (raw) of veg a day with 1/3 leafy green, 1/3 brightly coloured and 1/3 sulfur/onion/garlic. Also focus on resistant starch. Legumes and quinoa and some chicken breast for protein. Berries, pineapple, kiwi fruit. It’s going really well but hard to take on the bike!

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