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Ahh, I like these temps (updated)

by on June 30, 2010

These Rides: 36.8 mi
Kona Miles: 1787.9 mi
Month to date: 439.0 mi
2010 Total: 2254.3 mi

What a difference a day makes! It was nearly 10 degrees cooler and half the humidity of yesterday. That made for a much more enjoyable ride. I had little energy and not much desire to ride this morning, but I climbed out of bed anyway.  Over the past 2 days I’ve been back on my calorie restricted diet, and I’m sure that has something to do with this.  I did make sure to gobble a few calories before kicking it off this morning.

I again went out ahead of the Peloton.  I saw Dangerous Dan speeding toward the Rusty Bridge and at the end of the ride saw Evan, but no other identifiable members.

Kamakazie Bunnies were out in force this morning.  One daring hare played “chicken” with me.  I was determined to hold my course and soon enough, he veered off onto his trail.  I don’t want to even imagine what will happen if I hit one of these going 18-20 mph!

Neglected rant from yesterday – Wear your helmets!  I saw three nutcases yesterday riding without helmets.  One of them, older than me (and therefore should know better) nearly collided with a car at an intersection.  He locked his rear brake and slid to a stop.  Shaking his head he said, “You never know what they are going to do.”  Let’s see.  Biker with no lights on the bike, dull clothes, no reflectors, no helmet, blowing through a stop sign and he has the gall to say, “You never know what they are going to do.”  Assume that until you lock eyes with a driver of a car that they don’t see you!  Even then, assume that they looked right through you.  Fully loaded my bike and I are under 200 lbs.  That car is at least 1500 lbs.  I know who is going to win that battle of physics and it ain’t going to be the guy on two wheels.  <end rant>

I got my Halo sweatband in the mail yesterday and wore it this morning.  It really wasn’t a good test … not hot enough.  It does fit extremely well under the helmet.

Then, in the afternoon, I went out again for a shorter ride.  I was really struggling.  I’ve got to have more calories if I’m going to ride, so I need to rethink how I’m going to ride and lose weight.  I did the hills in Round Bay, and was speedier coming home than going out.

Good news!  I got my Seagull Century Packet in the mail today.  Now I just have to figure out where to put it so I don’t lose it before October 9th.

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