Monday, November 7, 2016

Charles does intervals!

Here we are, first week of November, and it is 66°F out! It was so nice, I wore summer clothes!

Anyways, today I decided to start ramping up the intensity of the rides to get us in shape for...winter. Uh, yeah, anyways, so we did mile intervals. The first and third intervals math out at just under 17 mph; the middle one was 17.56 mph ave.

Not bad for a start.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

64°F? I'll take it!

It was a beautiful sunny fall day here in central Indiana! Charles passed his PT test last Thursday with 10 minutes to spare!

Now we can do some serious training.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Another ride with Charles

This is Charles' last ride before his bike PT test on Thursday. After that, I'm going to start pushing him faster!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall is here!

A little windy, a little cool (63°F), and a little spitting of rain.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

It's summer again!!

64°F is close enough for me! Short sleeves, short bike shorts, short socks! Summer gear!

As you can see, I didn't have Charles the boat anchor along for this ride, so I was able to drop the hammer and get it done. Whatever "it" was, anyways.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I bike the cold

Well, it wasn't that cold - 54°F. I wore fingered gloves, long sleeve shirt, windbreak shell, shorts, and a head band. The long sleeve shirt was a little much as a short sleeve one would do with the shell. Also, my hands got a touch warm and my feet a little cold, so I might double up on the socks next time.

This is part of the mini-game in biking in cooler weather - I try to manage my various clothing options to keep optimum temperature for all my body parts. It's a work in progress, however, I do have a running chart that I can work off of:

Of course, the chest and hands slots will be modified to account for the self generated wind chill, but it's a start.