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Nothing Quite Like a Recovery Ride

by on April 17, 2012

Only one of the Severna Park Peloton Flèche riders spent time on the bike yesterday.  This morning there were six of us out for an easy ride on the trail.  We caught up with one another and the stories from the ride flowed by.  There was little effort.  We let the fast riders go.  The biggest clue to our recovery pace was my average heart rate of 111 and speed of 15 mph.

I did gamble on which light battery to take, since both batteries are identical, and chose the one I rode with on the Flèche.  That meant 1/4 of the way into the ride it ran out of juice.  By then, daylight was just moments away and there was no significant impact.

It is time to start looking ahead to the next goals.  We’ve got a May 5 ride to Ocean City planned.  I may ride again to Ocean City on May 30.  Either of these could be a fixie ride.  With this last ride in the bag I could start the R-12 series again.  I’m not interested in the Super Randonneuring Series this year.  That would be a 200k, 300k, 400k, & 600k.  But those need to be organized ACP rides, and that makes it much harder for me.  I could set a goal of riding the 1000k next year, and I’m considering the Lap of Lake Ontario which should be in July (625 miles).

In the meantime, I’ll get out most mornings and ride my 20+ miles.  I’ll ride longer distances when I can.  I’ll enjoy it all.

This Ride: 21.8 miles
Month: 466.4 miles
2012: 1399.6 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 15,253.2 miles

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