Monday, March 19, 2007

Picking up speed

Photo: tooling up 11th street between coffee and work this morning. Sorry for the blurry shot, when it's dark, the exposure time is going to be long, and you can't keep a camera still on a moving bike.

Inset: GPS screenshot of my average speed to the bus.

It was a definite change of pace this morning. First off, it was almost 60 degrees and a bit muggy when I took off for work. I left at 6:00 sharp and made it to the bus with a considerably higher average speed than I had on Friday. I took the 6:15 bus, which I haven't ridden since back in early December, and that's only because it was very, very icy and I left a lot earlier than I needed to. This morning, I just left after I took my shower, and didn't really care which bus I got to.

It's supposed to be really rainy this week. This is my challenge to myself. I'm not going to let rain do me in. Enough being a pansy. I may take a few shortcuts (such as getting off the bus a mile from where my wife works, then riding home with her, for example) but I'm going to try to keep it up.

Depending on weather, etc, I still may hit the recovery ride tonight. I'm hurting for miles this month. Saturday helped get me back into the swing of things, but I could really use another 15-25 mile day this week to somewhat offset nearly two weeks out of the saddle.

Finally... I go in to get work started on my broken teeth tomorrow. I don't hate going to the dentist, per se, however, I have a feeling that this is going to HURT. :( On the bright side, the dentist's office is just a few miles from my place, so I plan on riding my bike there. If they drug me up, I'll just camp out for a while until I am good to go.

2 comments:

Warren T said...

Be honest, the blurriness is due to the coffee...

A Midnight Rider said...

I begin the fund raising two weeks of riding in the morning. The streets are clear, and I did see some really nice photo ops yesterday, while scouting the routes.

If they hold up with the warmer weather there could be some really nice pictures.

Best of luck at the dentist. If he gives you some pain meds. Best of luck riding home. 8>)

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