>> Monday, April 04, 2011
I was gearing up for another trainer ride on Saturday. I was driving home from grading projects at school, and my car said it was 52 degrees.
"Screw the trainer - I'm heading OUTSIDE!!"
So I got dressed and got all ready to go. I always slightly overdress for my first outdoor ride of the year, but I did pretty good on Saturday. I wore tights over my bike shorts, a thin long-sleeve shirt under a normal jersey, and a thin hat under my helmet.
Ella "helped" me stretch for a moment:
Thanks Ella. Big help.
Taking the "sweat thong" off my bike!
Ready to go!
Enjoying the new trail along Shepard (between Hwy 5 and 35E).
More of the new trail.
By the time I hit Summit Ave, my average had dropped to 18.5 mph. Again, not going all out, but not taking it easy either. I hit most of the stoplights along Summit along with this biker, who I chatted with a bit and followed home:
Post-ride. What?... No... that's not a Christmas wreath back there...
My other cat Kermit "helping" me stretch post-ride.