I left work early and managed a 30 mile ride. 30 miles…some may say “Big Whoop”. For me it was the longest ride since 2001.
What a beautiful day. No wind, mid 60’s cloudless day! I left work early to take advantage of it.
I came in beat, but it’s one of those beat feeling when I used to do 60+ miles. What a feeling. Better still, I’m down to 201! I think I’m as motivated, maybe more so, than I was 20 years ago.
What a beautiful day. A little breezy, but I was able to get out of the basement.
Good ride, probably my best so far. Again, I am pleased with my progress.
I got back on the bike one month ago. I’m now 11 pounds lighter.
The last of my gear got shipped off yesterday, so hockey is history.
There will be no farewell tour, no comeback. It was great, but I leave the game with no regreats.
And the gear sold for a decent amount of money. Maybe it’s time for a new bike!
At least the weather warmed up, but now we have to deal with clouds and rain, and sill cooler than normal temps. In fact, they are talking about a rain and snow mix for the weekend. Geez!
We did have some sun on Tues, and I did take the time to get out and enjoy it. It was still cool, in the upper 40’s.
Off and on snow yesterday, just enough to make the road a mess only briefly. If there had not been periods of sun, we would have had an accumualtion.
Our yard was never going to look better. Now the lilacs and peonies all look shot. We’ve had 3 mornings below freezing, and another two are forecasted.
So, that’s taken me to the basement and the trainer.
The inaugural U.S. Open Cycling Championship was held yesterday, in the same brutal weather we had here in Ohio. The reace was postponed for an hour and waw almost canceled. The race started in Williamsburg, VA and ended with a grueling 7 lap, 7 mile circuit in Richmond.
NBC even had same day coverage of the race from 2:30 – 5:00 ET today. It was sweet kinda cool watching the guys suffer in 20 degree weather with almost white out conditions while I was on my warm couch. IN the final five laps, two riders went off the front and slowly put over a minute gap on the field. The peloton could have chased them back pretty easily but I don’t think anyone wanted to work. There were a few small attempts by Toyota United and Health Net but they kept getting broken up. In the end Svein Tuft of team Symmetrics won after driving it on the cobble stone climb and Slipstream rider Patrick McCarty took second. McCarty almost got nipped at the line but barely held off the sprinters.
Today, the Tour of Flanders will be on Versus
The past two days have been beautiful, near 80, sunny, although windy. I tried to take advantage of it, knowing what lies in store for us the rest of the week. Cold, rain, snow, high temps in the 30’s, lows in the low20’s. Yikes. Back the the indoor trainer.
I did get in two really good rides this week. Overall, I am VERY pleased with the way things are going, and I’m down to 206.
But, today was not a good day. My Crohn’s was really bothering me. Just wish I could figure out what triggered the attack.