Taking It To The Streets
The ride ended up being great......beautiful weather, nice mix of HILLS and flats. I was testing a forward seatpost on my bike and all signs seem to indicate that it will make a positive difference. My top-tube on the bike always felt a tad long so this eliminated that issue. My legs felt ok, still not 100% running but easier to fake it on the bike I think. In the middle of our ride we even had a celebrity sighting. Steven was in the middle of telling me about how we would ride right by the home of the family featured in "Little People, Big World", when we happened to ride right by Zach (one of the kids)....their house / farm was next.
Overall the ride went well...just a minor bobble at the end when we were maybe 20 minutes from Steven's house, I felt a bonk coming on so had to juggle riding with trying to get some calories via a gel pack. My fault, as I should have been more aware of how many calories I was ingesting. We had a pretty solid ride.....seemed like we put in a fair bit of climbing and we were always pushing 20++ mph on the flats so definitely not cruising. Our pedestrian average speed is a testament to the amount of climbing we did. As we finished up the ride, the clouds started rolling in big time. Steven was planning on doing his typical brick run but due to the semi-bonk at the end of the ride and my less then stellar running lately, I graciously bowed out of joining him for the session. I use that term loosely as well because it would have been about a minute of "joining him" before I would have watched him disappear down the road! ;-)
Bike Stats (My odo stats varied from Steven's computer slightly)
17.1 MPH Ave
Later in the day, I was sitting in a Borders reading some magazines and enjoying a non-fat mocha while watching it rain pretty hard. It definitely put a smile on my face.....like we cheated the weather that day. The early bird definitely catches the worm.
Today was a pretty lazy day. I did put in a run but didn't push the distance or intensity. I figure i'll keep it at the maintenance level until the legs come around.
56 Minutes Total
160 Ave HR
Have a great week!