No riding today... solid day of rain, with T'storms.... and most likely another wash out tomorrow as well.
Bike #1
  • 49m 30s
  • 23.60 kms
  • 28.61 KM/hr

Yes, I'm at work... the boss asked me to come in for today as we are so short handed and overworked, he needs me to work overtime. Would have been a lovely day for a nice long ride, but I'll satisfy myself with a couple shorter ones.

Rode this one as a SS ride... no gear changes and just kept pedaling. Climbs were tough and needed standing efforts. Descents were very high cadence. Just a good day on the bike... not that there are many bad days. :)

Happy Memorial day my American friends.

Bike #2
  • 44m 15s
  • 21.50 kms
  • 29.15 KM/hr

some harder efforts but really just took it easy it was so lovely. I could ride for hours in this weather. Nice quiet roads as I took a very lightly travelled route. Took my time going past a wall of lilacs trying to sniff them...and just enjoying the afternoon.

  • Calories out: 2820 From lifestyle:1879, From activities:941
  • 1h 34m 17s
  • 51.80 kms
  • 32.96 KM/hr

I was up early again (damn sleep issues) and decided to go out for a "little" speedy ride. I needed to be home by 9:30 in order to take #3 to work, so I put the boots to it. It was a NW wind, so I did my NW wind ride and just let it rip.
From the get go, I put out a LOT of power, I was hoping to make it back in time as I left a little later than I wanted to. It was cold too, so it took a good 20 minutes for the legs to warm up, but after that it got easier. I kept up the pressure and was making good time. I think I made it to the turn around point in record time for me (under 50 minutes for almost 26 km) and then I had a helping wind on the way back. It's still not easy as there are plenty of long false flats, but I was humming along well over 35 km/h for the most part. As I came into the bigger hills, I just kept pumping and really worked on tiring the legs out... and they WERE tired.
On the last hill, a 2 km climb, I kept the pressure on and maintained over 28 km/h right to the summit. That was a good feeling... it hurt, but not so bad. Coming back up Sandhills, it was fully downwind and I was cruising at over 40 km/h. Once in town, I reduced the gearing and spun easy until the 2nd last street before my place, then I dropped the hammer and sprinted.... hit over 50 km/h on that sprint and then was home. Just in time to keep from #3 having to wake #2 to take him to work. :)
Great hard, steady working ride.

  • Calories out: 3140 From lifestyle:1879, From activities:1261

Too tired and too busy to work out today... I slept like crap (Sweetums on nights does that to me). I had to be home to take #3 to work, then grocery shopping. Came home put all the groceries away alone (#1 sleeping, #2 at work, #3 at work, Sweetums sleeping). Then I had some lunch and went out to take care of the yard work... trimmed the grass around the entire property, cleaned out the lawnmower (kids never do that), then mowed the lawn, changed the tube on The Schwinny (was flat after my MTB trail ride), straightened up the garage, cleaned up the kitchen, dishwasher, garbage, recycling, green bin... etc, etc, etc. After finishing up all that, I was planning on hitting the trails again, but I was SO tired, I could barely keep the eyes open. I thought it wise to take it easy the rest of the day... so tired. :(

Bike #1
  • 48m
  • 22.57 kms
  • 28.21 KM/hr

Winter ride in May... yeah this is mother nature with PMS. :(
Did this ride in one gear... 52-21 I think... which is pretty tough on the hills, but I need to get my legs a little stronger to handle the hills during races. The wind was helping for a little bit, but was a vicious crosswind the rest of the time. Tonight's ride home is going to suck HUGE!

Bike #2
  • 52m
  • 21.24 kms
  • 24.51 KM/hr

painful slow ride home... I really hate strong headwinds. It seems that the Beast is much slower with the new rubber... I figured it would be, but this is ridiculous. I don't know if it's the slow rubber or the headwinds but I just couldn't get any speed.

Made it home safely then had to rush and get ready to go out for dinner with friends. Fortunately, I wasn't working extremely hard (as HR would attest), so it didn't take me 30 minutes to cool down. Helped that it was freakin' cold still. When is summer coming??

  • Calories out: 2793 From lifestyle:1876, From activities:916
Nope... not riding today. Looked at weather report and they are predicting cold, wet and EXTREME wind... yeah, right, I'll drive thanks. Tomorrow looks better... and the weekend. We'll see how right they are, they've been right so far... oh wait... no they haven't!!!! Yesterday would have been a perfect day to ride... grrrrrr!!
Thunderstorms this afternoon... so I'm driving. The prediction is pretty much a given that we're getting a LOT of rain and t'storms all afternoon, so I am being safe. Sweetums and #1 can drive in to work together this afternoon, which means I get the other car. Not sure if I'll swim tonight... a little bit of rest won't hurt me either... yesterday was busy getting chores done around the house... and driving to appointments.

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