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Friday’s Breakfast Ride

by on October 15, 2010

This Ride: 26.8 miles
Kona Distance: 4,173.8 miles
Month to date: 363.8 miles
2010 Total: 4,660.2 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (355.9 miles ahead of goal pace)

Is there a better way to start the morning than a ride with friends, breakfast, and then a ride returning home? I can’t think of many. This is probably the thing that will keep me spinning these pedals for a long time to come. And in 48 degrees this morning!  It is a great mood improver.

Five started from the RB at 5:45 and we picked up 2 more riders along the route.  Great conversations ensued, and five of us continued on to Annapolis for breakfast.  On our way back over the Naval Academy Bridge the sky was turning light and the view was spectacular.  Just before home, the sun topped the trees and the day had fully begun.

The only real challenge this morning was what to wear.  This cool weather is challenging because the layers have to wick away the sweat to keep one warm, but not so much that it chills you.  Wear too much, and you get warm fast, and sweat too much.  I wore too much for 48 at my core (which should be able to take me into another 10 degree drop) and need to figure out something else for my feet when it gets colder.  Jeff suggested I need to loosen my shoes.  I’ll need to research that, because my shoes didn’t feel tight.   My gloves didn’t do a very good job either.  Much cooler and ear warmers would feel good too.

Next rides?  Maybe a little on Saturday.  None Sunday.  Monday I have a retreat where there will be enough time to ride some distance.  I’ll have to look at the forecast and see what I can do.

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. I love this time of year with the cool mornings like today. Have a great weekend.

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