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More Rain?!

by on June 10, 2013

I awoke this morning to sounds of car tires splashing through water on the highway.  I sent an email to the group last night that I was riding “rain or shine” and so the early morning rain felt like a test.  Without hesitation I locked into the routine and was out the door a little early, so I added a couple of miles to my route to the Rusty Bridge in a very light rain.  I wore no rain gear.  I did have a shower cap over my helmet but by the time I got to the bridge, I removed it.  Not only was the rain starting to let up, but the limited airflow over my head was causing more sweat than rain to build up on my head.

We had three out this morning, and it was a very easy pace.  Sometimes I looked down and noted a heart rate under 100.  My average for the morning was 114.  That’s really not even a cardio workout.

But it was an important morning for the legs.  When I’m off the bike for 60 hours, my legs start to get very restless.  That usually means that Sunday evening, my legs are causing me some misery.  The Monday morning ride sets everything right in the world.

By the end of the ride, wet streets was all there was to show for the morning rain.  There was more coming, but essentially the ride was dry.

Yesterday in church, one member stood up and challenged people to support the Malaria Campaign.  I’ll put together some resources and invite pledges in ways other than online … at least for Our Shepherd.

This Ride: 22.5 miles
Malaria Campaign: 132.3 miles
Funds Pledged: $37.04
Contributed in support: $100

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