Well first lets get weight out the way. Unfortunately I gained a pound for the week so I'm at 235lbs for the week. This is me back on the weekly update so we will see how it goes.
Today I had to get some college work done. I think Jen got bored so first mowed a bit then headed out for Jenny time. Upon finishing the college work I also decided to have Stevie time so headed out myself, just that I headed out on the bike *grin*. I did the 20 mile Ft Campbell route and will give details of the stats and rout in a min. First I wanted to give you a rundown of my thinking during the ride. Please note this is like my 6th ride of the year and the last four have been over the last month. It was also my second longest at just under 20 miles (only the sunrise century half metric was more).
Mile 0 :- sweeeeeet, I'm on the bike .
Mile 1 :- (first little hill) hell yeah I'm feeling good. I'm gonna push it a bit harder
Mile 5 :- 10 mile or 20 miles. I can do it, I'm going for it. I'm also gonna push it.
Mile 7 :- I'm having fun... should I turn back, it would be about 15 miles.... nah go for it 2 more miles and I'm at the point of no return. I think ill push it again.
Mile 10 :- Point of no return, think I will push it.....hmmmm the brain says yes the legs are saying WTF dude!!!!
Mile 14:- (374 ramp - uphill) - OMFG the legs are not happy with me..puuuuuushhhh ....owwwww nope....spiiiiiiin
Mile 17:- soooo close.....sooooooooo close
Mile 19:- (uphill to subdivision) Last push lets go for it.. PUUUUSHHHHHHH
Mile 19.2:- whimper..... I just wanna make it without falling over
Mile 19.77 :- (home) water.....I need.....water... why are keys not working...dammit let me in technology give me WATER.
Also I would like to point out that I did the full 20 miles without stopping. One of my goals is to ride a century and if I stop ever 5 miles I will never get it done so I wanted to make sure I could sustain riding for 20 miles without stopping (of course maybe I should have rode more before trying). After effect of doing this..... Anyone catch the number of the bus that hit me.
Stats for the Ride
Trip Distance :- 19.77 miles
Trip Time :- 1hr 18mins 37 secs
Ave Speed :- 15.09 mph
Ave Cadence :- 67 rpm
Max Speed :- 28.75mph
That's me for now. Have a good one.
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