This month I have been busy

Rides this month.

While on the one hand the stay at home orders have had its toll on me, economy wise, I have put that much time to good use. This month alone I have covered more distance on the bike than I covered the whole of last year and since we are to stay home till June, I might just hit 1500km for May. For me, that will be no mean achievement.

I feel like I have improved a bit on my riding. And I have managed to fall embarrassingly because I forgot to unclip my shoes.

And maybe I should buy sunscreen.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

48 thoughts on “This month I have been busy

  1. Arkenaten says:

    And I have managed to fall embarrassingly because I forgot to unclip my shoes.



  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Bravo, Mak. Zooming along the Rift. Can’t think of anything better.


  3. john zande says:

    I’ve done that, at lights, in traffic, then just floundered there on the road.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    That is a lot of miles! Damn! I thought I was obsessive.

    We are not supposed to travel, but… At least I have not lemming-like travelled to beaches and other places where all the other infectious vectors are gathering! Nobody is going TO Fresno or Redding like I did.

    (Redding is actually a road cycling paradise. At least before the Big Heat hits in the summer. And my excuse for Fresno was to outrun a very unusual late season rain spell!)

    I put on a lot of miles, but it has not helped much because my landlady is bored and when she is bored….she cooks. My ice cream addiction remains uncontrolled, too. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    • makagutu says:

      I feel you my friend.
      I have managed to check my ice cream addiction. I don’t keep any stock in the house and most of my rides hardly ever come close to an ice cream parlour.
      Blame the restrictions for the milage. What’s one to do with the tonnes of time in their hands.
      I see all the states have partially reopened to business.


  5. basenjibrian says:

    We are transitioning back to limited staffing. Which means one day per week I am in the physical office again (today, actually).


  6. And that’s how it’s done. (Both in terms of blogging and exercise.) You’re a good example Mak!


  7. I wear sunscreen daily whether I go out or not. If I need to go out, I’m prepared. Skin cancer runs in my family.


  8. nannus says:

    My longest bike trip here was from my home to some ponds about 10 km away and back. I collected some interesting algae-water-samples there and then did some microscopic trip through bits of them. Lots of interesting rotifers, cilliates, dinoflagellates etc. I don’t have the time now to do longer bike rides, for reasons you know. Its a combination now of “home office”, taking care of my mother and occasional bike rides in the vicinity.
    You definitely should use sun screen. Each time you get a sun burn you are one step closer to getting a skin cancer.


  9. basenjibrian says:

    I am really bad about sunscreen. I am relatively dark skinned for a white guy of German and English heritage, and I don’t really burn very often. Thankfully, I have not paid any price yet (age 57!).

    Anyway. Three day weekend: 230 miles, 7600 feet of climbing. I can barely walk today! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. basenjibrian says:

    Too hot this week to ride after work, even if I had some legs left! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • makagutu says:

      Do a short ride in the cooler hours of the day


      • basenjibrian says:

        I brought my bike with me to work today. This is my one day “in the office” as we transition back to “open”. It will still be blazing hot, but I will gut it out. Literally, as my gut has been fed too much by my landlady’s NEED to cook. I don’t expect her to feed me at all, but the plates of food arrive late at night-the worst time to eat! Bless her heart, but I need to lose some fat. My brother’s little cardiac incident is a reminder.


  11. basenjibrian says:

    The media is already warning of dire “increases in the number of cases” of COVID. As if having mobile testing sites in front of every library or park will not identify more cases??


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