With all this talk of tris around here, I thought I'd post a ride report of my training ride for my tri next weekend.
The rally gods were angry on Saturday and smote me....
So that kind of killed my plans for Sunday afternoon. Which gave me just enough time to hatch a harebrained plan for some triathlon training. It was just the series of excuses I needed to head out and do a bike ride I've always wanted to do. Ride out north of L'Anse over Big Erick's Bridge, climb Bald Mountain, and then hit the beach on the east side of the Huron River. I'd get lots of biking in, something of a "run" up Bald Mountain, and some open water swimming in Lake Superior. Perfect!
So I cheated a bit and drove out to L'Anse to start the ride. Turned out to be a really good idea.
Headed north out of town and made a quick stop by Silver Falls.
Stopped at the last oupost of civilization and stocked up on "recovery beverages".
Now, I'm sure you've read about various training methods and ways to push yourself to do better. But let me tell you this, nothing will encourage you to drop the hammer like the prospect of a couple rapidly warming tallboys of Old Mil. No victory is sweeter than cold beers on the beach.