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Back in the Saddle Again

by on June 8, 2010

This Ride: 53.1 mi
Kona Miles: 1401.9 mi
Month to date: 53.1 mi
2010 Total: 1868.4 mi

After being away for a week, it felt pretty good to get back into the saddle today.  I got on the bike as early as I could this morning with a goal of riding until about noon.  My original goal was just time in the saddle without regard to speed.  There are just too many other things to accomplish in the next two days, not least of which is mowing the lawn.

Temperatures were pleasant this morning and I rode solo this entire ride.  After hearing tales of dehydration by other riders on other rides, I strapped on a Camelback and took two bottles of Gatorade.  I actually stopped for a bathroom break at about mile 26, so I’m sure I was hydrating enough.

This was a rather uneventful ride, except for a near collision with a kamikaze squirrel at 17 mph and two older ladies on cell phones two intersections in a row.  I’m glad I anticipated their inattention.  The wind was brisk, but manageable.

There is rain in the forecast for tomorrow so riding is iffy.  If I get caught up with my other tasks, I’ll do some bike maintenance and maybe take the bike on my Thursday – Saturday trip to Gettysburg.  I sure hope this isn’t the only ride this week.

From → Cycling

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