Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recovery Ride - Sunday, 13 February

I was thrilled to finally get to ride with V today, after having twisted her arm in getting her to join TNT. We rode a 7.5mi out-and-back on the Silver Comet with another TEAMmate, T. T is an interesting, fun lady. Last year, her sister (whose leukemia is in remission) rode Tahoe with the TEAM, and asked T for one (compound) thing for Christmas: to get healthy, quit smoking, lose weight, ride Tahoe with her, and to LIVE. Last week, T quit smoking, and this week was T's first ride with the team. I'm so excited for her, and I think she's going to be great. She was a lot of fun to ride with.

Here I am, post-ride (and post-dog-walk), cool as a cucumber. Besides adding that the weather was gorgeous (a brilliant, sunny 60-degree day), I don't have much to add. The ride was a little slower than perhaps a good recovery should be, but still was satisfying because I was able to coach T and V a bit in shifting, unclipping, and other pieces of cycling tech.

Maximum speed: 17.2 mph
Average speed: 9.7 mph
Distance: 14.22 mi
Time: 1.27.09

All in all, a good day. I really am going to start riding three-day weekends, though, so that I have a two-day recovery (Saturday and Sunday) after an intense Friday. We'll see how that goes.


  1. Woohoo! Great to ride with you too. Looking forward to next Sunday :-) I feel like we should try for an average 12 mph or something like that on the next ride.

    I think I have clipping/unclipping down - no falls the last 2 rides - w00t!

  2. Yea! I am, too! It'll be great to stretch our legs a bit on the roads, and I think 12mph is a good goal for a recovery.

    As for the clips, good job! Just don't get cocky, that's when the invisible hand of gravity pushes you the wrong way when you're not looking. Also: massage bruises are a go. *sigh*