Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casselberry, FL
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Sirrus Comp
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13.61 miles today at an average of 12.0 mph without rest stops (a couple traffic light and stop sign pauses, but no dismounted stops).
Climbed some more hills today (actually sought out a route I knew had some climbs). Did have to drop to the small chainring for one climb, but I successfully failed to quit on the climb. I got up it agonizingly slowly, but I got up it.
Had to ride some of it on sidewalks, which is a special kind of fun right now at the tail of rainy season. Some sections of heavily shaded sidewalks have moss on them, which is an attention getter on the bike....
With every ride, I get a little stronger. I gain a little stamina. I gain a little pride. And so I await the next ride...
Riding slow is not a sign of weakness. Quitting is.