Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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One Bad Day, One Good!
Decided to go out for a ride on Friday the 26th. Took the tandem but didn't realize it was going to be very W-I-N-D-Y!!!
. It was really cold too (for us Califolk). We started out with the intentions of doing a 2 miler. Started out into the wind and boy my legs were tight. We turned around then headed to the coast. Halfway there I just pulled over and told Gina I didn't really feel like riding for some reason. I was fine, not sick, not tired, just not into the ride spirit. She was more than willing to complete the ride but I wasn't. I think it's the first time I've cut a trail ride short. So we headed back and posed for a couple of tandem shots since we've never been photo'd on it! 26 miles @13.2 average, darn wind!
Very windy and I'm pretty sure Gina was happy that I chose the tandem on this day. Pretty sure she's happy that I wussed too!
Today, Saturday the 27th......I felt much better! Same route, maybe more wind but my head was into it today. Legs warmed up nicely and spirits were high. Average was much better eventhoug we doubled the mileage from yesterday. Still very windy but managed a 15.2 average. You know it's tough when you're pushing hard and doing 10 mph! Gina wa a little scared after yesterday's ride, thinking I might today opt for singles. N'ah, gotta ride the tandem to redeem myself!
..Strange how one day can differ so much from the next!
I's feeling so good I thru in some pushups at breaktime!