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Very windy Tuesday ride

by on December 14, 2010

This Ride: 19.4 miles
Kona Distance: 5,242.9 miles
Month to date: 201.9 miles
2010 Total: 5,734.4 miles (265.6 to go for 6,000)

The forecast was for wind and cold. The forecasters were right. It was 22 degrees and 17 mph winds at 5:30 this morning. That was enough for one friend to stay home, but 5 of us met up for what still proved to be a nice ride.  Unfortunately, the wind was in our faces on the way home rather than at our backs (which is the preferred way to end a ride).  There were a few very light snow flurries and we had to watch for ice on the trail.

I learned a couple of things this morning.

  • In the dark, that grey paint on the trail is ice with a dusting of snow on it.
  • Chapstick is used on the outside of the nose to help keep it warm.

My big news is that I’m planning a 207k (128.8 miles) mile ride on Friday.  Three of us are riding the “Sailing Down To Solomon’s” Permanent starting at 6 am.  That will be my longest ride ever.

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. Very impressive, with the forecast being what it is. You’ve almost pushed through the “what should I where?” question to the other side. It simply will never warm up during the entire day, so just wear your “max protection” outfit and have fun!

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