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April 30, 2005
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On Saturday April 30, 2005 we did not have a ride scheduled, but that didnít stop me.  Bob and I had a soccer game with our 14 year old boys in the morning over in Lake Orion.  My youngest, Max, was having his first Little League baseball game at 4:00 pm that same day.  Diane agreed to drive Max to the game so that Bob and I could ride our bikes over to Hart to watch part of the baseball game and then ride home.  It was a little cool, but still nice enough for a bike ride.   

I rode over to Bobís house around 3:00 pm and we headed off.  We headed toward Rochester and rode around a while before we started north.  We ended up almost to Stoney Creek metro part before we came back west to the baseball field.  We got there just a couple minutes after 4:00 pm.  We only missed the first half inning and we stayed and watched a couple full innings.  The game wasnít looking good.  The pitcher on the other team was a tall thin boy that threw the ball hard with confidence.  The weather was starting to cool off a little and it appeared we might be in for a little rain, so we decided it was time to head for home.  When we left the score was 5-0 and Maxís team was losing.   

Going home we headed straight west on Tienken.  This ride is always a good work out due to the hills.  The majority of this ride is uphill.  Luckily the rain held off and we stayed dry for the entire ride home. 

Shortly after I got home Max and Diane showed up.  Obviously the game was over.  I asked Max how it ended and he told me they lost 18-0.  That didnít surprise me the way the first half of the game went.  I was confused a minute later when Max told me he scored the winning run for his team.  Apparently he was just joking about losing 18-0.  Once Bob and I left the game took a complete turn and Maxís team tied it up at 6-6, and they ended up winning 7-6 in the bottom of the last inning and Max did score the winning run.  I guess I was just bad luck at that game and Iím glad I left in time for them to catch up and finally win.   

Following are the statistics from this ride; 18.7 total miles, 27.5 max speed, 10.5 average mph and 1 hour and 46 minutes total time moving on bikes.

David Lindquist 

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