Monday, June 27, 2011

Kirkwood Sunday Ride - Sunday, 26 June

Yesterday the Kirkwood crew opted for a 30-mile intown loop. It was ill-fated from the start, when A (her first time joining us!) got a flat a couple miles in. And then another. And then a third. Cartridges, tubes, and patience running low, she begged off (understandably). Due to a lack of a cue sheet or known route, we were unable to split into our two usual groups. At the same time, because of the lights and stops and turns, I'm not entirely sure that we would have successfully separated anyway, it's so hard to get up to speed in town.

We were all a bit cranky by my 15, at which point the consensus was to do only 20 miles and just ride back to Kirkwood from that point. I lost my stats because the phone deleted all my texts (again), so this is from memory.


Maximum speed: 101.3 mph (funny!)
Average speed: 12.0 mph
Distance: 21 mi
Time: 1.46.58  (I have a good memory)

Total weight lost (as of this morning): 12 lbs. Ten of those pounds were lost in the last week and a half. It's about damn time.

I'm going to miss the next KSR and a whole week of cycling with my Atlanta friends because of B&B's wedding this weekend. I am bringing the Fuji home, however, so I will be able to ride there with Mom and Dad.


In other news that I don't really want to think or talk about, I am leaving the puppy home for at least the month of July, too. The bike will come back in August, Sikari may not, depending on how much work I get done while she's at home, and depending on how lonely I get without her. I'm already very anxious about July, and it's hard to think about. Right now she's asleep in the sphinx position, with her little chin on the floor, letting out little dream whimpers. She's my world, and I already miss her so much. It's going to be a long month, I'm going to have to throw myself into other things.

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