Join Date: May 2013
Bikes: Specialized 2012 Sectuer Sport
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gotta do a little 6/7 month bump here. took a lot of time off between moving, being out of town for work, and pneumonia which lasted a month (i can't think of a time i've felt worse for that long).
anyway, since the weather has been rainy i've been doing a lot more jogging. it sucks way worse than bike riding, but thanks to buying a pair of "barefoot" shoes (not the toe kind) i learned a midfoot strike and it stopped the problems i was having with my back while running. i'm looking to run a 5k in the spring, no matter how slow.
i'm down 13 lbs, but my bike is hanging on the wall looking depressed. i decided to take it out today, not checking the weather and was pushed sideways twice. had to basically ride around in a short circle to return home. checked the wind and it was 30+mph. i don't know how anybody could do that. i put a lot of pressure down on the wheels, but my bike moved sideways twice and it was a scary feeling on the road.
anyway, i obviously still have a long way to go but the reason i'm posting here again is i've found a charity ride i want to do:
it's an hour away and i want to do the 35 miles. i've never been on the bike for more than 13-14 miles, but i know i can do this. the cause also means a lot to my wife, so there's some extra motivation in that.
just wanted to share with you guys in case any other DMV guys/gals were looking to test themselves. there's also a 10 mile ride, but i want to go big. not 63 mile big, but still more than i've ever done.
so here's to having a mild winter so i can get these miles in!