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It Is A Matter of Just Getting Out

by on September 13, 2011

This Ride: 24.2 miles
Month: 324.4 miles
2011: 5,441.8 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 11,561.5 miles

When the alarm rang this morning, Lori said, “Do you always get up this early?”  Well … yes.  And so it is.  The alarm goes off.  I get up and get ready.  I’m out the door before I think much about it.  It is a matter of just getting out and riding.  I told a friend this last weekend that if I accept an excuse for not riding one morning, it is more likely that I can convince myself not to go out again another morning.  That starts a cascade that is hard to break.

It was a normal morning.  Dave wasn’t interested in riding fast until the last half of the ride.  He paid me a nice compliment before “dropping me” … stating that he thought I was the most improved rider over the past year or so.  He once held that distinction and passed it along.  Scott is committed to riding all winter now, and was quizzing some of us on the essential riding clothing.  I also learned over the last day or so that several of us have ordered winter riding shoes that were on sale at Nashbar.  It won’t be long now.

I rode most of the ride with Dan.  He indicates he is feeling pretty tired.  I noticed that both of us spent more time going up a few hills than usual.  I was back out on the Kona this morning.

There was nothing spectacular or amazing about the ride.  It was good to be out though.

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