Sam wanted to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, so we all wore something Italian for the Old Krank’s ride today. I had a shirt with the colors of the Italian flag, but Sam brought an Italian jersey for me to wear. There were quite a few people today, about 25, so it was a good group. I got there early to do the warm-up. I really like doing the warm-up. Then we did the neighborhood ride. We went again by the memorial for the two little boys who were killed at Saddle Mountain and Triunfo Canyon. So sad.

As for cycling, I am getting stronger and stronger and I am happy for that. I started noticing that I am losing weight. So the diet and exercise are the winning combination.