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Another Friendly Friday

by on November 19, 2010

This Ride: 30.1 miles
Kona Distance: 4,866.1 miles
Month to date: 227.1 miles
2010 Total: 5,352.6 miles

Fridays are my favorite day.  The ride into Annapolis for breakfast starts the day, and it often features a “date” with my spouse for dinner, and a usually quiet evening at home later.  It is rare I have meetings on Friday evening, so this can be my day.

There were six of us at the Rusty Bridge at 5:45 am (36 degrees) and we picked up 3 more at the Ranger Station.  It was a nice easy ride down the trail and 6 of us continued on to Annapolis.  Once in town, we overtook Chris who had gone out ahead of us, so there were seven riders eating at Chick & Ruth’s, unfortunately disturbing a young lady who was trying to study for a test she had later at St. Mary’s.  It was lively conversation, so much so that I don’t even remember eating my breakfast … the conversation and banter was the thing.

The ride back was at an easy pace, and I continued on to the hospital to pick up Lori’s car once again.  That gets me an extra 5 miles and speeds our trip into Annapolis at the end of her work day.

This has been an abysmal week of riding. Three days this week, and really minimal mileage.  I’d like to pick it up a bit so that I’m maintaining some good distance riding into the winter.  I need the regular exercise for the mood elevation it brings, not to mention continuing the fitness.  I’m also packing on a few extra pounds that I need to keep moving to eliminate.

Oh, I almost forgot! (In fact, this is a later addition.)  In the early part of the ride, I saw a raccoon in the roadway.  It ran off the road as we approached, climbed a tree to about level with our shoulders, then proceeded to watch us as we sped by.  It was something to see, and most of the riders missed it.

Notice with the recent upgrade at Garmin.com that the maps are now Bing maps, and they look a little different.  I notice more detail.

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