Thursday, August 16, 2007

The time trials

This morning's time trial commute was smooth as usual. There was no one else riding this morning to egg me on, but I'm so used to hammering it now that I managed another 19.2 MPH average between my apartment and the brewery. Like always, I slowed down once I started the climb into downtown, but even those averages are on the rise.

I'm going to have to stop this sort of behavior, though. I tweaked my knee on my way home Monday night. In an energetic rush of acceleration, I pulled up hard on the upstroke to take off from a stop. I usually "float" my upstroke; I rarely pull up forcefully. This is what I get. While my knee hasn't gotten any worse this week, it's not getting any better, either. It's just sort of stiff. It feels fine while I'm riding but stiffens up once I get off the bike. I'm sure this week's morning time trials are partially to blame. I think I'm going to ride to the bus stop tomorrow morning.

On my way over towards Mission Road, I caught up with someone who I only know as "the scooter lady". She's an older lady that passes me every morning on this little black scooter that can't have much more than 80cc of displacement. It sounds like something out of the Jetsons. We exchanged greetings at the stop light and she told me that I seem to make pretty good time on my bike. I agreed. The light changed and that was that.

Well, off to work I go!

Random Tunage:
DJ Eyal - Dreamcatcher
Alice DeeJay - Better Off Alone

1 comment:

amidnightrider said...

I often wondered what it would feel like to be riding really really fast, and be overtaken by 70 year old Jane Jetson on her really really slow scooter. 8>)

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