June 26, 2005

Ride Ride Ride

I had a 65 - 70 mile weekend...dunno exactly. My bike computer crapped out on me, and with my current level of physical fitness, that's probably a good thing (otherwise I'd be upset).

Around 32 yesterday with Bryce, the only one brave enough to join me for the 5:45 a.m. ride. This is the perfect summer start time for a weekend - no cars on city streets, the sun's fully up, and it's temperate outside. Yesterday's forecast was for 95 degrees. When we finished, it was only about 83. Two others were supposed to join us but later declined. You know who you are.

Today was the Bridge Bash up at Old Chain of Rocks. It was so hot I had chills...probably that's not a good thing, but I managed to finish my 30+ with energy to spare. I took an unplanned ride into Granite City after taking a wrong turn. That added a good 2 - 4 extra miles. The road was great - I was sad it wasn't our route. Oh well.

MS 150 is September 10th and 11th. If I continue at this pace (increasing mileage each weekend and making sure I get appropriate hill dosage and doing some weekday riding, that shouldn't be a problem).

See, back to old form talking about old things.


Posted by hln at June 26, 2005 07:16 PM | Cycling | TrackBack

Sadly, there is *no* perfect riding time when it's this hot. Additionally, I realized that if I was to join you that early, I would only get 3 hours of sleep. I'm currently considering the logistics of starting a ride at night *before* bed so I could do so while awake.

You early morning people amaze me.

Posted by: ryan at June 26, 2005 10:38 PM

If it weren't for bugs and, oh, darkness, night would work, too!


Posted by: hln at June 27, 2005 05:18 AM

Only you, and perhaps the Granite City Chamber of Commerce, would use the word "good" in conjunction with an unplanned trip to Granite City.

Or even a planned trip, for that matter.

Posted by: Brian J. at June 27, 2005 06:45 AM