Sunday, November 23, 2008

Brrrrrrr.........

Best thing in the world to improve my disposition: a chilly bike ride. That's bicycle, not motorcycle. I feel compelled to clarify that.

The temps weren't too bad at the beginning. In fact, I debated whether or not I needed my fleece vest in addition to the long-sleeved t-shirt and long-sleeved jersey I already had on. After all, the sun was shining, temperatures were SUPPOSED to approach 60, and we WERE creating a lot of our own heat.

Boy, am I glad I put that vest on. And my full-finger gloves. We planned to ride 30 miles or so, but we got a later start than we intended. We wanted to be home in time to see the Falcons play at 4:15, so we originally planned for our ride to end at 3:00.

We stopped at a store at 3:00, and we had only ridden 12 miles. We all agreed that we shouldn't ride 30 miles after all. So we rode 35. That's just the way it often happens in cycling, especially when we didn't start out with a definite route. We rode in considerably heavy traffic most of the time, and I left home without my mirror. Grrrr....

If you're interested in seeing the route we took, you can see it here. We averaged 13.1 miles per hour, lower than my friends' averages usually are (thanks for hanging back with me, girls!), but pretty good for me lately. I'd like to improve on that before next spring.

Maybe by spring my feet will be warm.

2 comments:

KatyDid53 said...

Wish I coulda been there. Maybe someday when I get a REAL job!

MamaNeena said...

Okay, looking at that map freaked me out. I get winded just walking the treadmill...and I don't even smoke anymore!