Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Wind Won

Pants Armstrong finally rolled in at about 8:30 pm with 24 miles to go, and he called it quits.  After grinding down one mountain in a headwind, going only 9 mph, and flying down another mountain highway in the pitch dark (except for his headlight) at 36 mph, and then fighting the wind home for another 6 miles, AND nearly being run over by a bad driver even though his big headlight shined right in her face, he couldn't think of any good reason to ride circles in our neighborhood until he had racked up another 24 miles to make 200 for the day.  (Smart man.)

So, the conclusion of the matter is, while Pants Armstrong did NOT make 200 miles, he did top his own record by 51 miles (his previous record of 125 set in 1984), AND, he beat his dad's personal best by 1.3 miles, which is the most important thing of all when you are in a competition with your dad.

Add to the food total:

16 oz more Coke
 1 chocolate shake
2 large fig newtons
4 lemon cremes
3 chocolate chippers

I'm certainly glad he doesn't eat like this every day.  I wouldn't be able to afford to keep him.



  1. We will encourage him to reach that 200 mile mark soon.

  2. Congratulations! What a valiant effort! You can be proud. Will he do this again next year?


  3. Wow, too bad the wind picked up - I'm sure it's like getting sand blasted where you live; but very impressive all the same. Pants must have been on a sugar high by the end of the day :).


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