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Friendly Friday and then some

by on November 12, 2010

This Ride: 45.6 miles
Kona Distance: 4,794.2 miles
Month to date: 155.2 miles
2010 Total: 5,280.6 miles

It’s Friday. How can I lay in bed when it is a friendly pace, and breakfast out with the guys is waiting?

It was an absolutely gorgeous morning.  It was cool.  My home thermometer read 38, but the depth of the frost on car windows and on the grass along the route suggested it was cooler than that.  I changed into my balaclava when I got to the Rusty Bridge, it was just too cool going against a light northerly breeze and my face was going numb.  The Garmin tells me it was 32 on our ride to Annapolis.

Eight (or more … it is sometimes hard  to tell in the dark) riders departed from the Rusty Bridge, picking up one rider at the Ranger Station.  It was an enjoyable easy ride to the south end of the trail where six of us continued on to breakfast.  Topic of conversation this morning was the Flatbread 200k, a brevet taking place tomorrow on the Eastern Shore.  Chip, a SPP member has organized the ride.  It looks to be an absolutely gorgeous day and there are plenty of riders for the course.  Jeff joined us at breakfast, driving to Annapolis because of early work commitments.

After breakfast, I accompanied Mike on his commute to work north of the airport, then continued the airport loop around to the hospital where I picked up Lori’s car and drove home.  I’ll try to get a little work done on the car today.  It was a nice 45 miler this morning.  The sunrise was spectacular, the ride was great, and it warmed up to the upper 40s to lower 50s by the end of the ride.

And to top it all off, I achieved my mileage goal for the year.  In late June I set an additional 3000 miles as my goal for July – December (that’s why the unusual number for the goal).  This has me turning my attention to next year, and what is a reasonable goal for distance.  Having the goal certainly helped me climb out of bed some mornings, and extend a ride on others.

Wishing all who ride the Flatbread 200k well tomorrow.  It looks like it would be fun.  Too bad I can’t ride it because of other obligations.

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One Comment
  1. Congratulations on reaching your annual goal!

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