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Tuesday Evening Pizza Ride

by on September 28, 2010

This Ride: 30.2 miles
Kona Distance: 3,800.3 miles
Month to date: 633.6 miles
2010 Total: 4276.7 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (312.4 miles ahead of goal pace)
[Under 1000 miles to go!]

A week ago, the Tuesday evening SPP ride took a different route and ended up at a local Italian restaurant for pizza. It was so popular, that it was planned again for this evening. The weather was a mess this morning, and so I planned to ride with the group for the Tuesday Evening Pizza Ride.

Nine of us met at the Rusty Bridge and quickly established a reasonably fast pace south on the trail.  The trail was pretty congested, and so it was a little faster once we got off the trail and on to the roadways.  When we got onto Holly Drive, we really picked up the pace.  On one five mile “lap” I recorded an average speed of 19.9 mph.  I also spiked a heart rate of 173, 101% of maximum.  Needless to say that was hanging on the wheel of the group as best as I could.  The group stretched out after that as we moved down St. Margaret’s and onto 450, regrouping at the south end of the trail.  A quick pace into Severna Park ended at the pizza place.

Not everyone stayed for pizza.  I called Lori, and she came (the only non-bike rider).  Mike B joined us at the end of his commute.  John, Janet, Jim, Jane, & Jeff rounded out the crew.  We polished of 2 large pizzas and by around 8 were back on the bikes for the short jaunt home.  It was chilly after being in the restaurant for that hour, and the legs complained that they didn’t know that they were supposed to take us home too, but a nice evening was had by all.

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2 Comments
  1. Yes, that was fun. It was great to meet Lori.

  2. But I hit a bunny (my first) on the trail on the way home. I didn’t run over him, but he definitely made contact with my front spokes. He scurried off, not sure if, or how severely he was hurt. Beautiful creatures, but dumb….

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