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Mini Milestone

by on December 15, 2010

This Ride: 21.7 miles
Kona Distance: 5,264.6 miles
Month to date: 223.6 miles
2010 Total: 5,756.1 miles (243.9 to go for 6,000)

I passed a mini milestone with this morning’s ride. I passed 3,500 miles in a 6 month period of time. It was a nice ride for this accomplishment.

Six of us met at the Rusty Bridge for a very cold ride.  The weather station was reporting 18, some had 19 (my Garmin had 21).  There was a good strong wind out of the WNW that made the wind chill around 6.  Any colder and I need to make some adjustments.  UnderArmour tights don’t have wind stop in the front of the legs.  I needed wind stop material this morning.  I only used one pair of toe warmers.  I could have used two.  The Craft base layer keeps me dryer, but it also seems to wick away heat also, so I have to think about that.

It was a faster pace than yesterday, even though we had some riders with short mechanical issues that we slowed down for.  When a rider drops a chain at the bottom of a steep hill, I’ll usually ride up the hill and wait there.  I’ll risk having to do the hill twice just to use the momentum I’ve built up before the hill.

Tomorrow is a rest day.  Friday is my 207 kilometer ride with Mike & Clint, so I’ll take some time to do a once-over with the bike, lube the chain and recheck my supplies.  I’m really looking forward to that ride.  That ride report will be my next post.

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