Third Lunch

March 11, 2010

Biked again yesterday, and this time I avoided the dirt road from day 1.  Not that I have anything against dirt roads.  I think they’re nice, homey, and comforting.

My bike, however, hates them! But I can understand that.  I’m not terribly fond of the way my front wheel digs into the ground and threatens to toss me off my bike, but for all other purposes, they’re okay by me.

Avoiding the dirt road, however lead me on a longer road.  Usually I love hills.  I think of them as a challenge and power up them.  This was not a hill, it was psychological torture.  Honestly, the thing looks flat.  You can’t tell you’re climbing except that your speed decreases persistently.  I never like this, but at the end of a ride it is particularly disheartening.

Mileage count:
day 1: 7 mi.
day 2: 9.5 mi
day 3: 8 mi

Today’s route was good: it had a long flat lead in, a bit of climbing, a bit of descending.  The humidity and temperature made my ears and toes numb but in spite of that I still enjoyed the ride.

It’s been beautiful to ride again, even if it’s only half what I used to ride daily.  Even if I’m pushing on a sprained ankle.

Wish me luck for the weekend, my friend Professor Hillary rides a mean TT and thinks anything less than 40 miles is a waste of time.  I’m DOOMED. =)

Broken 45

August 13, 2008

First of all I was trying for 50 miles.  Since I did 13 round trip to work and back, I could add that to the total.  I really -should- include the 6.5 after work since it was right before the big record breaking twenty.  But I didn’t.

58:45, 19.2mi
77ºF, Odo 1744mi
avg 19.6mph, max 34.4mph

break for dinner

1:16:35, 24.7mi
74ºF, Odo 1750mi
avg 19.3mph, max 37.2mph

break to visit mom.

2:24:38, 45.5mi
71ºF, Odo 1770mi
avg 18.8mph, max 37.2mph

Look at that overall average speed!  Look at that overall time!  Amazing!

Then I did ten techniques and showered.  Time for bed!


July 30, 2008

I believe I can change the world with a bicycle. Please read the objective page for my original post.


July 30, 2008

Welcome to my blog.  Please excuse the temporary lack of content while I set up.  It’s promotion night at the karate studio and I have a step exam* tomorrow, so there is much to be done.

*Step exam: a checkpoint on you path to the next level of black belt.  I have one or two more of these tests, and a comprehensive belt test, to pass before reaching my goal of 3rd degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate under Steve White.