I keep trying to write something about my ride around Keuka Bluff today but I think i have a mini migraine. Is that possible? I know a biggie when I get it. I have a headache in one hemisphere, my vision seems a bit grainy, and I’m having trouble thinking.
It is also possible that I’m just dehydrated and tired. It is quite likely in fact.
Today Brian’s sister Jodi and I rode around Keuka Bluff. Her name is Jodi too, only with an ‘I’ instead of a ‘Y’. The only thing that makes telling stories that involve her more confusing is that her significant other is also named Brian.
Anyway, back to the bluff. I felt bad about the crappy bike I was loaning her. The shifting doesn’t always work that well and she’s not got a whole lot of experience with shifting. But… it would still be better than a mountain bike on a 20 mile ride.
The roads around the bluff aren’t in the best shape but there are barely any cars so you can ride two abreast and chat.
There were a couple of big climbs. I think the only reason I didn’t get off my bike and walk for the second one was because I was convinced I wouldn’t manage to stop without toppling over. I’m way more confident with the clipless pedals now but still a bit of a spaz. So I just kept pedaling even though I wasn’t sure I could.
There were at least ten vultures on the west side of the bluff. Four of them were sitting in the road and there were a bunch of them in the trees overhead just hanging out. They weren’t particularly worried about us and didn’t bother to relocate too far away when we rode past. It was really cool getting to see them close up.
It was rainy in the morning so we delayed a little bit and ended up starting around 11:30. I should have eaten before I left. I ended up doing the whole ride fueled by a bowl of cottage cheese I’d eaten four hours earlier and a bunch of dried bananas which are great, by the end I was really ready for something more substantial.
We stopped at Seneca Farms where I ordered fried chicken and corn fritters. They were delicious but I guarantee they had more calories than I could have possibly burned on the ride.