precepts of early season riding
Robert's precepts of early season riding:
1) All molehills are mountains when riding up them. The obvious corollary being that all
mountains are molehills when riding down.
2) All winds are gale force. The only exception occuring when said wind is at your back
at which point the existence of wind becomes an unproven theoretical concept. (I would point out that this precept
extends well into the regular season and according to some is in effect always.)
There must be something to that precepts thing. I am not in awful physical condition, since I've been on the bike a good amount of time this winter. Today being a fine warm and sunny day, I was out for a nice ride in my favorite area that has many quite country roads. The original intention was to begin building some distance, about 40 miles was the plan, but only did 30. I'll just have to build up to longer distances more gradually, same as every year.
We did a ride Sat. wherein the mole hills weren't that bad, but then the climbs began to hurt more as the day went on. Luckily it was a beautiful day and the wind was at our backs about half the time.
As you can see from the elevation graph, it was up and down all day. They called it a 16 pass ride, but I only count 14 on the graph.
As Robert's precepts go, it wasn't that bad.
Rick / OCRR
Originally Posted by rck
A co-worker and I both commute. He, travels northeast, I ride southwest, basically opposite directions from each other. Wind direction doesn't seem to matter, we often claim to have more headwind then the other, while still making decent speed and time.
Excellent ride....... hope to work up to that by the end of the summer.
Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR