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Mosey Monday

by on July 12, 2010

(In honor of the Tour de France this month’s distances are in kilometers)

This Ride: 41.4 km
Kona Distance: 3,321.5 km
Month to date: 444.2 km
2010 Total: 4072.3 km
Pace to 8,456.78 km mile goal in 2010: +101.4 km

Absolutely gorgeous morning!  The sunrise is now after our 5:45 start and these summer morning skies are spectacular.  They are full of color and constantly changing.  It is an absolute pleasure to be out early.  A thirty degree temperature difference from yesterday afternoon doesn’t hurt either.

Alex joined the ride for the first time this morning.  He is a member of the congregation and has lost well over 150 lbs over the last year and a half.  He is training for a triathlon and plans to ride the Seagull Century.  He did pretty well.  We started with 7 riders, but soon, I looked up and we had 8.  I don’t know where he came from!

I had a few maintenance tweaks to perform this morning.  My right pedal didn’t want to hold the cleat very tightly so near the end of the ride I tightened it.  I continued to dial in the gears, fine tuning those.  I think I have it pretty close to acceptable.  As Mike suggested in the comments to yesterday’s post, I’ll have to consider the value of continuing with PP.

I was reflecting this morning on how a 25 mile ride is pretty routine these days, and a 50 miler is not an extraordinary event.  Last year at this time (and earlier this year as well) a 35 minute ride of 8 miles was considered a good and acceptable workout.  How things change.

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One Comment
  1. Wow! It is great to see all this hard work you are doing for ELCA World Hunger. Would you be willing to document your efforts on The Table, our ELCA World Hunger’s social media site? It does not have to be long, just what you are doing and how you are doing it. Please email me if you are willing to share your story with other Hunger volunteers- alexandra.stehlin@elca.org. Thanks for all that you are doing!

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