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Fifty Five Friday

by on June 25, 2010

This Ride: 55.1 mi
Kona Miles: 1718.4 mi
Month to date: 369.6 mi
2010 Total: 2184.9 mi

A good day riding.  I think it was 13 who formed up at the Rusty Bridge for the Friendly Friday ride.  It was good to be riding with that many people.  We split up for breakfast.  I stuck with Chick & Ruth’s but I don’t know how long I’ll continue that.  It takes about an hour for us to eat there.  Hard Bean makes more sense on these mornings.

Following breakfast, back up the trail we went.  After the Rusty Bridge, I continued on to do the airport loop and my goal of 50 miles for the day.  Was it just a week ago that I rode the Century?

Along the way, I stopped a total of 3-4 times to adjust the angle of my handle bars.  It felt to me like they had slipped over the past 6 months.  I think I’ve got them where I want them now.  Since the end of my ride was at the hospital to pick up my wife’s car, I decided to take a detour to get the miles in.  I headed out to Patapsco Park from the BWI trail, but soon lost the trail and the route.  I did encounter some nice tough hills and pretty winding roads.  I simply did an out and back as the map shows.

I finished up at the hospital.  Two trips up the parking garage didn’t result in me finding my wife’s car.  So I called, and it turns out she parked elsewhere.  Back home by car with the bike doesn’t look all that great, but it makes our trip back to Annapolis for happy hour this evening so much quicker.

Fifty five miles is what I get credit for today.  Garmin shows a little less, but by the time I found the car I’d put on some extra miles according to my wired CatEye.

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2 Comments
  1. After I showered and drove to the airport I saw you again on the trail by Airport Blvd, across from the State Police Barracks. Honked and rolled down my window to say “hi” but I think the traffic noise drowned me out.

    Yeah, C & R has definitely slowed down a bit. I’m going to say something to Teddy next week to see if we can stream line the process a bit. If not…. well maybe we should look at other options.

    • ponderingpastor permalink

      I’m usually oblivious to traffic unless it plans to complicate my ride. I thought it might be possible that you would see me.

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