Busy day here in Kansas. Yesterday I drove back to Topeka, from Denver, and got back in time to do a hour and a half ride, just missing getting poured on by a June storm, which was nice.
Then I stayed up late last night trying to jot some notes down for the Memorial Service for Glenda.
This morning I’m supposed to meet up with a van full of juniors that are making their way out to US Road Nationals near Lake Tahoe, from the East, and want to ride for a couple hours. If it’s raining, then I’m just going to stop by and say hi. If not, I’m taking them to Dover and the edge of the Flint Hills. I really hope the rain stay aways.
After that, the memorial for my friend, Glenda Taylor, this afternoon at 3 pm at Washburn University, and then later, a more intimate service. I think Glenda would have enjoyed riding with the juniors too.
I’m going to try to make it down to Tulsa on Saturday to do the last two days of Tulsa Tough. I saw that they had nearly 3000 entries for the weekend. Pretty incredible. Tim and the crew down there have done an amazing job over the years keeping that event super relevant. ANd they do this by making it fun. I think the fields for the Pro/1 NCC races and the 1/2 races are filled. That is 250 PRO 1/2 riders. Pretty cool.
I’m pretty under slept, once again. I’m not sure why that is. Seems to almost be the norm now. It used to be the exception. Better try to get that under control before it controls me.
Okay, today is going to one of those days I didn’t plan for. It will be nice meeting up with a bunch of enthusiastic young cyclists, but the afternoon and evening is going to be challenging.