Day 36, The Backwards Day

End. The Larned water tower. In a whispered thrill it calls to me, again and again. A silver solder blob in the distance. A shiny christmas tree ball rolling around on the horizon’s carpet. “Over here, over here!” it says. “C’mon, you can make it. Come stick your tongue in the socket of my wheat silo and taste the splendor of my small town aura.” I hear you, strange-talking ball. I hear what you say, weirdo. It taunts me mercilessly with its sing-song cheeriness and just there attitude. For miles. For ever. For no good reason. But it never gets …

101 miles in 12 minutes Video

A self-invented century ride from Brooklyn, NY to Stony Point Lighthouse, NY. Tried out a different config of the GoPro chesty with it mounted at the top of the plate. Had some trouble with the angle – it pointed down too much. Would recommend the hanging upside-down config for future rides. Just as much knee action, but more horizon line. Music is “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” by Of Montreal. Buy it. Awesome.

“100 Miles of Nowhere” on Rollers

I always imagined my first century ride would be somewhere scenic. And with other riders. But the challenge of this century – the 100 Miles of Nowhere – is that it has to be on rollers, your trainer, or the smallest route possible. I chose rollers. If you’re inspired by this ride, donate to the Fat Cyclist’s Livestrong page. That’s what it’s all for kids! Music: The Killers cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay” Visit http://fatcyclist.com for inspiration daily. WIN SUSAN! And no, I did not eat all that food on the day. Particularly the 100 mile marker chocolate pudding (which …