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Old 07-27-19, 08:21 AM
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rumrunn6
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got a "comp" day off from work, this Friday. replaced the worn tire & took off late in the day for a test ride. wasn’t 100% sure where to go until I took a shower & got refreshed & inspired. headed East toward Concord

Bedford Depot restrooms are air conditioned!

developed a hot spot? area of soreness on top of my left foot. weird. tried relacing a cpl times & added some padding but by time I got home & even the next morning was disappointed to see a persistent red spot & continued soreness

3 pm 89 degrees (but not horribly muggy)
3:40 pm 7.7 miles reached start of Reformatory Branch dirt trail in Concord
4:11 pm 13 miles reached Bedford Depot (this includes another ¾ miles for back tracking to get my sunglasses that fell off my bars)
5:04 pm at Arlington Kickstand Café for restroom, air conditioning, choco milk, apple juice & a cpl patries (worked on the foot)
21.89 miles
26.5 max
12.6 avrg
1:44 saddle time
2 hrs door to door including all stops, breaks & mishaps
5:42 pm headed back 84 lovely degrees
6:28 pm reached Bedford 30.6 miles
6:40 pm left Bedford (13 miles before home) worked on the foot some more
7:50 pm home again
42.6 miles
27.2 max (didn’t want to smoke my legs but couldn’t resist a little sprint down that slight grade on the Western end of the MM)
12.1 avrg
3:31 saddle time
5 hrs away from home (nice road test for the new tire)







mounted up a quick release cam mount on my "summer" helmet for my next ride

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