Thursday, July 30, 2009

9 mile errand ride

Had to go to Time Warner in the middle of the day, so I decided to take my bike. Riding up University is hard! I didn't make it to my goal of 100 miles this week, but I've decided to take it easy for the next few days to rest up for the tri.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

29 mile bike ride on 34/34B

I set out to ride 30 miles. I was catsitting so first I rode through downtown to feed the cat. I then went up 34 along the lake, a ride I did many times when I was living downtown. I was able to make it all the way up the hill without pausing. I knew I'm in much better shape than before, but it's nice to see evidence of it. I listened to my iPod for the first time during this ride, and it wasn't nearly as dangerous as I thought it would be (especially with only one ear bud in). I have mixed feelings about this. I enjoy being alone in my own thoughts for a few hours, but it can get boring to ride alone all the time. The distance felt very long, and I've decided that 30 miles is too long for a weekday evening.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

23 mile ride around Yellow Barn

I'm still on Europe time so I set off Sunday at 8AM for a ride. There are no cars out at this time, and you can go 20 minutes at a time without seeing another person. Very peaceful. This route was hilly!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

16 mile ride to Ringwood Rd.

After 2 weeks of eating, drinking, and lazying my way around Europe, it's time to get serious about the triathlon. I set a goal of doing 100 miles this week.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

13 mile practice triathlon ride

The triathlon organizers set up a practice ride to orient us to the route. It took me 59 minutes, riding at a comfortable but fast pace. My aim is to do the ride in 50 minutes.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

21 mile White Church ride

This is quickly becoming my favorite route for a fast, easy 20 mile ride. It's about the flattest ride that's available near my house, with only a slight downhill on the way into Brooktondale and then a steep exit up German Cross Rd.

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