Pedal Another Mile

Bicycling, death, life after death.

No... I haven't forgot

I know it's been a few days since I've had a post. I guess I just haven't had much to say. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm going to go with good, because that's my new improved positive attitude :p

I took a 50 mile bike ride today. It rained the first and last eight miles. There wasn't supposed to be any rain for several more days. There was. I decided to ride anyway because I have to ride RAGBRAI no matter what the weather is. On the ride out, the rain stopped within a block of me seeing flip flops laying in the street. I'll take it Billy Jo shut off the waterworks for me and the flip flops were a sign.

I had another visit with Vladimir yesterday, and got a haircut. Today I got a shitty tattoo covered up. My only regret is not getting it done sooner. For Billy Jo's sake. Her last lucid moment probably laid eyes on that hideous thing. Kids - make damn sure you know what you want when you get a tattoo. I had very few options to rid myself of it, but I like what he did.

I really don't want to post a before pic, but I must. It's from last May when Billy Jo and I went swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove


Here's the cover up


Finally, today is January 15th, one month since Billy Jo passed away. It depends on the moment - sometimes I can't believe it's only been a month and sometimes it feels like much longer. Regardless, it doesn't change the fact that I miss her.

That's it for today. Again, I am not forgetting or giving up on this blog, but I may not post every day.