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Perfect Groundhog Day Ride!

by on February 2, 2011

This Ride: 6 miles
Month: 12 miles
2011: 472.1 miles
Cumulative Total: 6,591.8 miles

Today is Groundhog Day, the High Holy Day of Hope.  It is the one day a year that one wishes for a terrible, horrible, no-good, very rotten, weather morning.  If the groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil is the only legitimate contender) sees his shadow, he is scared back into his hole and predicts 6 more weeks of winter.  If the day is lousy, no shadow, and Phil predicts an early spring.  Phil is never wrong (although I really wonder about his handlers and interpreters some years).  Fireworks are being set off to Star Wars music as I write this.  Yes, I’m watching the live stream.  This is important.

Our weather cooperated.  It is raining, 34°F, we are on the trailing edge of the massive storm crossing the country.  Within a few hours, we anticipate clearing skies and a nice day.  But these are not the conditions which make a great outdoor ride.  So it is back on the trainer, this time for intervals, and again for only 20 minutes.  I didn’t want to miss Phil!

Not a lot of miles.  Not a lot of time.  Some good cardio.  And a morning filled with hope.

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