Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday I decided to move my commute from the 6 mile to 11 mile ride. I drive part way and have a few places to park that give me different mileage options. It was pretty easy and I planned on doing the same on Easter Sunday. However when the alarm sounded I decided to roll over and sleep in and drive to work.
The office is 40 miles inland from home and when I leftat 4PM the temperature read 80F. I was disappointed at not commuting today and decided that I would ride after work. As I drove toward the coast I watched the temps drop and finally settle in at a comfortable 67.
I decided to do the loop that I routed when I first got back into biking a few years ago. It has a few mileage options and I ended up riding 21 miles this day. My conditioning needs work I found, but that will improve quickly over the next few weeks.
It's only three weeks till the Five Boroughs Ride in NYC but I have no worries about being ready for that one. It's the summer tour I need to do the extra training so I can cross the Adirondacks without calling 911. That's not till mid July. So plenty of time to prepare for that.