Today was another gamble with Mother Nature, but I took a roll and met Leslie up at Memorial Park for some riding.
Conditions were yucky and misting. I soooo didn't want to ride and soooo proud of Leslie for showing up! I made the 30 minute drive to the park, so I wasn't going to turn around and go home without doing something.
The nice thing about the loop is it's 1.3 miles around and no stop lights, so it's non-stop spinning It has it's pro's and con's though; nonstop spinning, but a never changing environment.
So, here is what I got in before my twinkle toes felt like they were going to freeze and break off:
Average 14.8 mph
Ride Time 1:02
Average HR: 150
Max HR 172
I wish I had done a little more distance... when I do less than 30 miles I feel like I'm cheating myself out. I remarked this very thing to my Husband and he reminded me of the first time we did 10 miles around White Rock Lake on mountain bikes and thought that was a major achievement for us -- and indeed it was, for the time.
The real fun began on the way home though. My feet were si wet and cold, so I go turn the heat on in my Libby (the nickname for my Jeep Liberty) and no thawing occurs. I glanced down at the temp gauge for no reason at all, really, and I see it's nailed to the big red "H". Not. Good.
Had Libby towed to the dealer and that's NEVER good. :(
Oh! Amgen's Tour of California stage 1 is today. Lance is #9 after the prologue and my boy George was at 5 or 6. It's being broadcast on VS starting at 5pm.
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