Saturday, March 5, 2011

Training ride - Saturday, 5 March

Today we rode up in Cherokee county. I recognized the Publix that we left from as one where we got M's mom's birthday cake last year. It was all very exciting to recognize the start, when I thought it was going to be in a strange place. That's not to say I recognized any part of the ride in the least.

Anyway, it was a cold (50 degrees!) and wet (downpours!) ride, and a lot of people didn't make it, but I did and so did three of my mentees! woohoo!

I rode alternately with L, A, and D (who is J's friend), and had a great time. The very cold/wetness of the day made my hands stiff, so I had a hard time shifting and my knees were tired. My energy sapped pretty quickly, too, because of a few unlucky stops (a missed turn, a brake rubbing a wheel) and one good, windy one (the SAG).

In the end, it was very character building.


Maximum speed: 33.7 mph
Average speed: 12.6 mph
Distance: 29.65 mi
Time: 2.20.13


  1. Why didn't you invite your fellow riders in for a cup of hot chocolate at mile 9?

  2. I don't know how this comment ended up over here. It started out at the 3/7/11 post.

  3. Actually make that the 3/6/11 post. Wow, am I ever confused today!

  4. Because my apartment key was in my car, 9 miles away at the start of the ride : )

    It is a bit of an Aunt Clem moment, but I love you anyway : )