First ride in 9 weeks.
Time: 1 hours 12 minutes
Distance: 16.8 miles
Average speed: 13.2 MPH
Ride Rating: 5/5
Maxed out at 22.9 miles/hour, climbed a hill, set the pace for the whole ride, wore a new Twin Six jersey courtesy of my friend (and chiropractor!) Tara, and feeling fine.
Also, saw some deer, got a bit skittish around kids and dogs, and got hit by a bat that was diving for a mosquito. My bike has now rolled over to 381 miles! Watched the sun set, rode in the dark, and got a bug in my eye.
Now I’m at home, about to do some homework, and prep for my long day tomorrow. Next ride: Thursday morning, maybe? Then Friday night? And then, my goal: The Buff Bicycle Classic. I’m telling myself that it’s ok to take it easy going back. When we start the ride, there’s a hell of a hill at the beginning, which just might annihilate my lungs. But, the 35 mile and 50 mile routes follow the same path, with the 50 turning left at 75th street to head up to Loveland and back before meeting back up at the turn south on 75th back to Boulder. If I am feeling it, I’ll go ahead and do the 50, but if I don’t, no big deal. It’s been 9 weeks since I last rode, and I had a broken shoulder. I think anything I do is good. Like riding a horse, it takes time to get back on when you fall off, especially when you fall like I did. And, like my best friend (who is an equestrienne) when you find the thing you love – nothing can keep you off it. So here I go.
I’m back on.