• 30m 26s
  • 12.90 kms
  • 25.43 KM/hr

VERY easy ride up to Sauble Beach and Macbeth's bakery. The kids wanted Cinnamon Buns, so I went into town before anyone was up and got us some. It was already unbearably hot at this time... with humidity was probably over 30*C at 9 in the morning. This was a brutal hot day, but I didn't really care, I was at the beach!!! :)

Did a little swimming but nothing to write about. Mostly just hung out under the umbrellas and read... my ankle has been bothering me lately and walking gets very painful. The more I do, the worse it gets.

  • Calories out: 2166 From lifestyle:1911, From activities:254
  • 50m
  • 30.00 kms
  • 36.00 KM/hr

Just a quick little TT down to Southampton and back. Put up some serious times on this route and I wasn't really trying. Had a great tailwind down and was mostly protected on the way back. It is a PERFECT cycling road too... full bike lane for the entire 11 km, mostly flat, fully tree lined, and traffic is usually pretty considerate. It was a perfect morning for a ride.

  • Calories out: 2570 From lifestyle:1901, From activities:669
Pack up vehicles and head off to Sauble Beach for a week of fun in the sun (hopefully)... at the very least fun at the cottage with the kids and their friends.

today consisted of:

 = going to the optometrist as I think I scratched my eye yesterday putting in contacts (nothing terrible, but she said no contacts for a few days)

 = go to the dentist to look at pain in the mouth (infection under the gum, and possible root canal)

 = shopping for food for our cottage trip (mostly meat products, the rest we can purchase at cottage)

 = packing/laundry/prepping for departure

No time today for working out.

Bike #1
  • 44m 25s
  • 20.55 kms
  • 27.76 KM/hr

Loving morning... and was planning on taking The Beast, but he had a flat and I didn't have time to change it. So, it was Xena and I this morning. Legs still feel weak, so I didn't push it this morning, just my normal ride. Took a shorter route, but it has the bigger hills and heavier traffic. It's all a trade off here... didn't have too much traffic trouble though as I was taking the lane and people had to respect my space.

I did stop once to help a motorcyclist who had lost his keys of his motorcycle. I was able to locate it for him... just as a car drove over it and smashed it to bits. Not sure how he's going to start his bike tonight with the chip key in pieces. Expensive morning ride. :(

In zone: 7:18
Calories: 319

Bike #2
  • 39m 49s
  • 22.57 kms
  • 34.01 KM/hr

Yup... that was speedy, thank to the tailwind... but I also gave it a little more effort. Nothing onerously hard, but steady. I tried to keep the cadence high and the effort manageable. Seemed to work well, my HR didn't spike at all and I maintained a decent speed throughout, even on the little rollers.

On a couple stretches, I used some power and tried to keep the speed over 40 km/h... the first one is a little hilly, but I had a good average on that section (I think, sure felt good). Then on the last segment coming into Baden... a nice 2 km flat stretch, I put the pedal down to see what I could do... I kept it easily over 40 km/h and had my second fastest time on the second, only 4 seconds off the best. I could have gone harder, but I still have weak legs, so just kept them spinning more then hammering.

After that, I just rolled home. Legs felt fine, so I think I'm recovered now. That was a tough day on Thursday... what with the TT effort in the morning, then a 77 km afternoon ride, with another TT effort near the end. I'd say it's been a productive week.

In zone: 30:13
Calories: 419

  • Calories out: 2863 From lifestyle:1884, From activities:978
Bike #1
  • 50m
  • 22.57 kms
  • 27.08 KM/hr

Nice and easy this morning, my legs were feeling the load from yesterday's riding. It was a gorgeous morning though, so I enjoyed my commute this morning. Riding steady and easy.

In zone: 3:39
Calories: 321

Bike #2
  • 53m 45s
  • 21.19 kms
  • 23.65 KM/hr

oh yeah... I can go slow... if I REALLY put my mind to it. My legs still feel tired, so I felt it was best to just roll home, nice n easy. Was in SCR for the majority of the ride. Just kept it light tonight.

IN zone: 1:30
Calories: 326

  • Calories out: 2825 From lifestyle:1874, From activities:951
Bike #1
  • 41m 15s
  • 22.57 kms
  • 32.83 KM/hr

SW wind... means tailwind... but there was also a rain cloud coming from that direction, so I got ready quick and took off on Xena to try and beat the rain. Didn't work, made it about half way before it started to rain enough to make the roads wet... and it just got steadier and wetter as I rode. Still pushed hard to get to work without being too wet... and stay out of the lightening. Forecast is for clearing the aft/eve, so I should be "dry" going home, the humidity is going to be nasty again today... it already is this morning.

In zone: 32:44
Calories: 429

Bike #2
  • 2h 23m 35s
  • 73.30 kms
  • 30.63 KM/hr

Bike from work to the start of the Club Novice ride.... ride with the novice riders for one lap of the loop, then head home.

A cold front went through this aft, so the humidity has finally broken. It was actually comfortable riding... if you weren't working hard. Had a good ride with the group... we kept together as best we could until a guy flatted. Then half of us waited for the other half to rejoin us. The guy changed his first tire, so it took a while longer then expected.

After the group turned off, I took the hills back home. On Sandhills Road I had a great tailwind, so I pushed... and was maintaining over 40 km/h on most of that stretch... until my legs said FU and I had to take it easy the last 5 or 6 km home.

Long afternoon bike with no food. HR is not right... probably some interference with other's... or something like that. No way did I work that hard.

In zone: 1:20:45
Calories: 1753

  • Calories out: 3826 From lifestyle:1834, From activities:1993

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