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Perfect morning ride

by on November 30, 2010

This Ride: 22.3 miles
Kona Distance: 5,046 miles
Month to date: 407 miles
2010 Total: 5,532.5 miles

What a difference a day makes!  Twenty degrees warmer and 9 of us riding on the 5:45 ride.  I had considerably more energy and it wasn’t as much of a struggle as it was yesterday.  It was a perfect morning ride.

I got out of the house early, so I added a couple of miles to the usual route.  That always feels good.  It was good to catch up with people who had been away.  We had a nice easy pace, in fact it was slower than I expected.  Conversation was active.  In fact, we were so engaged with one another that it was easy to lapse into inattention at intersections and calling out hazards.  It was fun to listen to people talk about their mileage goals for the year.  With a month to go, several of us are calculating annual mileage achievements.  Bryan has logged 6,000 miles as of this morning.  Dan is pressing on for 9,000 for the year and has some serious work to do in December.

On the way back on B&A Blvd, the pent-up desire for speed was unleashed.  There was a good deal of sprinting going on, and several of us simply drafted along for the ride.  There were a few very light sprinkles of rain dropping as I arrived home.  We have up to 2 inches in the forecast for the next 36 hours, so odds are good that I’ll not be riding in the morning.

These kinds of mornings certainly keep the riding enjoyable.

Another month draws to a close.  It is almost embarrassing how few miles I’ve logged this month, and yet, 400 miles for November was the goal I set when I was goal-setting in June.  The question for me now is, do I shoot for 6,000 miles for 2010?  It is only 468 miles away.

 

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