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A really timid Tuesday

by on October 12, 2010

This Ride: 18.5 miles
Kona Distance: 4,128.6 miles
Month to date: 318.6 miles
2010 Total: 4,615.1 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (370.8 miles ahead of goal pace)

(An early meeting precluded posting this earlier.)

Last night a thunderstorm rumbled through at about 10 pm and the road surfaces never completely dried.  By 5 am I was up and ready to ride, so I put the fenders on, bundled up appropriately for 60 degrees, and hit the road.  My legs complained bitterly.  I was a little worried since this was “Terrible Tuesday” and knew I would have to hold down the pace quite a bit.  It all worked out.

It was only Dave P. and I at the Rusty Bridge at 5:45, and we set off on quite a sedate pace.  In fact, I was surprised later to find out how slow it was.  My legs really didn’t have much in them.  We talked, Dave regaling me with his techniques for staying warm and dry in the winter (incontinence pads figure into the equation) and many other such subjects.  We caught a stray rain sprinkle, but never really got wet.  We were careful on the turns with wet pavement and leaf debris as well as falling leaves now that autumn is started.  It was a nice leisurely ride that I appreciated.

I had originally planned to ride the Tuesday evening Pizza ride, but these legs need some rest.  So I’ll sit at home with my feet up … unless the hot tub chemical balance is right.

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