Sorry for the Novel!
So i worked out hard this morning..i got outta work early and got a call from my riding buddy about hitting the road... i thought...why not sure....
Well she mentioned that the rider joining us was a very experienced rider..come to find out this guy does tri's and iromen comps... so i'm like hey
"well i dont want to slow you down so i'll go but i know my way back so its ok" ..she said not "oh no we wont" but "Ok" lol ....which i'm totally fine with...
well we start off and at the beginning i can tell.....CRAAAAAAAAAAP!! lol
but i crank it and keep up... around mile 12 we start hitting hills!
it's funny how on a straight away i'm right next to them but we hit a hill and i can see them pull off like a nyc cabbie! lol so i fall a bit behind say 30 yards..
they keep pumping and so do i.. i close the gap a little but worry about running out of steam on the way back... so i keep going without over doing it ... we get to a stop and the guy says.. "man you wernt far behind! you have pretty good technique" which is a surprise to me seeing that i'm fairly new! He tells me some things i can do to help my cadence and introduces me to cliff bars.. there awesome!
Anyways on the way back from riding around the lake we hit some wind..funny thing is it was as if the winds only purpose was to blow long and hard enough to zap my energy... becasue it didnt stick around but i was zapped...
i start lagging behind.... and on the way back it was a serious task to keep them in sight. every hill was like everest.. but i kept cranking and using my gears...
They waited for me at a stop and asked if everything was fine.. i said yes.. just hitting a little wall... but i'm ok.. Off we go!
I think it was dehydration honestly! because once we got back on a city trail i drank some water and got a second wind.. so i'm carrying 2 water bottles from here on out.
i shouldnt have boinked on a 35mile ride but i learned alot from more experienced riders. I also got to officially see what my avg mph was (14-15mph, until bonking, then around 8-10)
i made it back but was dead to the world!