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A very humid morning

by on July 12, 2011

This Ride: 31.1 miles
Month: 377.2 miles
2011: 3,747.2 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 9,866.9 miles (inching toward 10,000)

Today’s forecast is for one of the hottest days of the year in Severna Park, and after last night’s rain storm and a relatively high low temperature, the day certainly started off looking like the forecast would be true.  The humidity levels seemed to be off the chart, with my riding glasses fogging up no so much because of the temperature differential, but because of moving through such moist air.  I announced last night by email that I would not be “hammering”on “Terrible Tuesday”, but rather would be taking a much easier pace.  Four riders joined me off the back of the main group.  We pressed it in a few places, but made sure that we rode smart in the humidity.  Jeff had a front flat on B&A Blvd, that didn’t take long to change.  By the time he had the wheel off, we were all drenched in sweat with water pouring off our faces and down our backs.  It made the first 30 seconds back on the bike actually quite cold.

I originally intended to ride 40-50 miles this morning, but once out on the bike just didn’t have the motivation.  I’m still whittling away at the miles and am still on track for my highest mileage month ever.

I’ve arranged to complete July’s 200k ride in 8 days, riding The Eastern Shore Permanent Reversed (Wallops Island) on Wednesday with Mike B.  The ride features a massive 500′ total elevation increase over the 125 miles.  My 31 mile ride had 1.5 times that this morning.  I’m looking forward to that ride.

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