DATE: 2 July 2014
TRIP: 17.00 miles
AVERAGE CADENCE: 62
START TIME: 11:25hrs
END TIME: 12:50hrs
TRIP TIME: 1:13:57
GOAL: to finish the ride
OF NOTE: the wind was constant from the S/SE. made a few short stops. the last stop was because of hearing something like a spring break off. when i stopped, i saw nothing and continued on my ride.
my ride was very much uneventful. traffic was normal lunch time traffic and i was able to ride unhindered.
my knee is still hurting so i am taking it easy and not really 'pushing' it. i'm using the gears much more. i have finally seen my cadence reach as high as 80 but i cannot maintain it for very long. but i am making progress. the scab just below my knee has stopped oozing and is now completely covering the deep scrap. it is a very thick-feeling scab. guess because the scrap dug out a few layers of skin.
preparing for the hotter than hell challenge in August. am very much looking forward to riding it. so i am training myself a later in the day so i can get used to the heat and be prepared for what i might go thru. since i have never ridden in anything like that b4, i am trying to follow the advice of those that have. and they tell u to make sure u have plenty of hydration and set ur body up so u have the ability to endure and complete ride in a good time.
hopefully, i am doin' just that. with guidance from my hubby and reading the ACTIVE CYCLIST articles, i should be good to go.
when i pulled into the driveway, i heard that same sound as if a spring had come loose but when i got off the bike, i saw a spoke had broken off the inner part of the wheel. so what i thought might be a spring breaking and goin' thru the spokes was actually the end piece that held the spoke in place. it broke clean off. what a surprise to me. and then i thought, 'hubby is gonna be upset with me.'
u see, i am not that skinny. in fact, i weigh over 250 pounds. i'm not happy with that but it's down from much higher. i am working on toning up as well as losing the weight. no excuses. i can only hope that i can ride my bike, Roadie, again soon.
until next ride... 8)