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Friendly Friday ends July

by on July 30, 2010

This Ride: 33.9 miles
Kona Distance: 2,338.9 miles
Month to date: 551 miles
2010 Total: 2805.4 miles
Pace to 5254.8 mile goal in 2010: (18.5 miles ahead of goal pace)

A simply gorgeous morning! Temperature was 70 degrees at 5:30 and skies were clear. This was the perfect day for Friendly Friday with the Severna Park Peloton. Eleven riders met at the Rusty Bridge, eight went to Annapolis, seven stayed for breakfast.

On our way back, we ran into some of the group riding in the Bike to the Beach ride from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE.  They were stopping at the WWII Memorial just north of the Naval Academy Bridge to have bikes and riders transported from there to the Eastern Shore, where they continue on.  Most of the group we saw were huffing and puffing up the Naval Academy Bridge.  They said they got rid of the sprinters early so they had a leisurely ride.  We got cheered on by the SAG van and are going to be part of someone’s video of the event.  We looked a whole lot “fresher” than they did, and they had 77 more miles to go. (I just happened to see a link last night to their website about this ride, so when we passed by on our way to Annapolis, I knew what was being staged at the WWII Memorial.  Coincidence!)

At the end of the morning ride, Jeff and I added a few miles so I could reach my monthly goal.  I was feeling considerably better this morning, and could have ridden much more, but as it turns out, it is good that I didn’t.  I received a work call that means I need to attend to some funeral arrangements and planning, so most of the rest of my day will be consumed with other things. I hope to do a little bike maintenance also.

I think dehydration is what caused my wooden legs the past two days.  I paid attention to hydration yesterday and I had considerable more energy and strength this morning.

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