Saturday, January 28, 2006

Spring is in the air...

It felt like spring today. Long miles in the saddle, I wasn't freezing during the entire ride, and people yelling at me out of their car windows. Yes, it was just warm enough that three separate times, some young man in a pickup truck felt the need to roll down the window and shout out that I ought to "Ride that F**king bike on the sidewalk!"


Anyway, I was out for six hours of pavement-pounding fun. That totals out to 85 miles on the singlespeed. Not fast, but the course was pretty hilly. Think 90% as hard as the last 30 miles of TI. Throw in some moderate headwinds, and we got ourselves a training ride!

Food consumed on this ride included 2.5 liters of Gu2O, 1.75 bottles of Perpetum, with 8 scoops per bottle (what I refer to as a "4-hour bottle"), and two hammer gels. And 3 Endurolyte tablets. This worked out well, but I was starting to crave some real food (with some salt!) near the end of the ride. Hmmm, I wonder if I can get a slice of pizza at about the 6 hour mark at TI...Need to check that map again!

Tomorrow I have an easy 1-hour spin and some painting prep work to do around the house. Some people are coming over for dinner on Friday, and I promised to have a couple of things painted before then. Of course, I made that promise back before training season really kicked in... Ah, the joys of home ownership. :)


Danielle said...

Last week a woman walking told Anne and I that we needed to ride bikes with bells on them because we were going to hurt someone.

We were literally riding our bikes slower then she was walking, trying to get around...

No fingers yet for 2006 though!

Dallas Sigurdur said...

keep up those epic rides as I always check your blog for motivation and lately I've been needing it.