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After 2 Days of Sitting on the Beach, This was Hard!

by on June 25, 2013

Remind me to never resume riding with the 5:45 group on a Tuesday after two days of lounging on a beach.  This was not pretty this morning.

It started out ok.  I got up.  I was out the door in time.  The temperature was warm.  We had a good group at the Rusty Bridge and even met a couple of new guys who promised to be out with us later in the week.

We had an easy pace the first third of the ride.  That was good too, because on Jennings Road we encountered two adult deer.  They crossed our path twice, once immediately after a turn.  We had to brake to avoid them.

It was on Old County Road where I fell behind and never caught up again.  My heart and lungs were screaming.  Later, Bryan reminded me that a body at rest tends to stay at rest.  I guess it is true.  I watched tail lights draw away from me slowly.  I had a decent pace, but there was no way I could close the gap.

The stop for coffee at The Big Bean saved the day.  I caught some flack from the guys for being slow but it was all good.

I picked up a contribution to the Malaria Campaign over the weekend, along with a pledge!  It is slow but sure.

This Ride: 19.2 miles
Malaria Campaign: 399.3 miles
Funds Pledged: $139.75
Contributed in support: $600

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