Bike
  • 58m 26s
  • 13.36 miles
  • 13.72 Mi/hr

Umstead gravel ride to end recovery week

Dear runners, I like you and all but the park is NOT CLOSED for your event. Please share the trails and do not yell at other park users. You had no signs indicating that you had an event so other park users had no opportunity to make other plans (and it rained all week so there's no single track opened anyway).

Bike
  • 2h 31m 15s
  • 44.57 miles
  • 17.68 Mi/hr

Beat the rain group ride

Lots of pre-ride drama beginning with Patricia, a group regular, texting Doug, the group leader at 6am. Patricia said that her husband thought that it was going to rain and said that we should cancel the ride. Doug texted me at 6:45 (it was OK, I was walking Zoe) and asked what I thought. I said that I thought the rain would stay west of us for the morning. Doug said see you at 9.

At 7:30 Patricia texted Doug again. You didn't cancel the ride? No, we are riding at 9. Well, I don't have time to get ready.

Anyway, the ride was fine -- no weather events, nice pace, group worked together well -- until mile 27 when we saw a sign that said Road Closed 1000 feet. Was there a sign stating that there was a closure 3 miles back at the last intersection? Nope. We went up to the closure and saw they were replacing a culvert. We could see "just over there" the road was intact. We can walk this.

Well... Someone did not lift up her bike and got it all muddy. It rained the almost every day the previous well so mud was abundant. Someone else had Speedplay cleats. Most of you will know that if even a speck of dirt gets in them... Well, we had an adventure getting through that.

The rest of the ride was unexceptional. Then we got to the parking lot, put our bikes in our cars, and the skies opened up. Major downpour! We finished in the nick of time!

Rest day

Bike
  • 1h 00m 05s
  • 13.32 miles
  • 13.30 Mi/hr

Drizzly Umstead gravel ride

√ Ride tonight, hopefully outside

Run
  • 34m 47s
  • 3.51 miles
  • 09m 55s /Mi
Sport
  • Hiking
  • 1h 05m 19s

Umstead hike with Zoe

Bike #1
  • 12m 04s
  • 3.89 miles
  • 19.34 Mi/hr

Pace Partner ride on Zwift until the group ride started

Bike #2
  • 55m 45s
  • 18.83 miles
  • 20.27 Mi/hr

Zwift - Group Ride: AHDR Ladies p/b Liv Cycling (E) on Greater London Flat in London

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 26m 40s

New cleat day!

My road cleats have desperately needed to be replaced and have been in this sad state for more than a month. I finally took care of it.

When I bought my gravel bike, the LBS had Shimano pedals on backorder. I got the bike with Look X-Track Race pedals.  While very similar to SPD MTB pedals, these have always felt "sticky" to me. I went ahead and got the Shimano pedals that I would have purchased had they been in stock and I asked the shop to replace the cleats so the whole system is matchy. We'll see how things go after I wear in the cleats a bit.

Weird that I am all Shimano on my gravel bike but Garmin + Keo knock-offs on my road bike.

Bike
  • 1h 00m 12s
  • 18.13 miles
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Recovery ride to kick off recovery week

Sport
  • Strength
  • 47m 06s

Coach Parry session: single leg squat, renegade push up, hip raise with ball squeeze, crunch,
single leg calf raise. side plank with leg lift and hip flexion

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