Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday Ride is Wednesday

Did all but three miles with Charles. I'll let you decide which three:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday ride #1

I was going to go for 15-21 miles, but Charles wanted to ride this afternoon, so I just did 10.5 without him.

Here is the full Tuesday accounting:

Monday, May 29, 2017

CIBA ride with Ruth

This was my second organized bike ride ever. It was sponsored by CIBA, and I did the 26 mile route with Brandy's friend Ruth, who is training for a bike ride in two weeks.

As you can see, Ruth wasn't very fast, which is fine. I wasn't in a hurry until the end when I decided to break away for a couple of miles and put the hammer down. I did this ride in support of Ruth, so I figured I'd better stick around her to help if she needed it.

The folks from CIBA were wonderful! Kim, Chris, and Mirren all stayed with us and were committed to "not leave anyone behind." I might actually look into doing another CIBA ride as this one was very enjoyable.

Friday, May 26, 2017

With or without

I did the first 12 miles with Charles and the last 4.5 miles without him.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ridin' ridin' ridin'

The first 7.5 miles, I did with Charles, then he started bonking, so I dropped him off at his house and picked up the pace a bit. Nice and sunny today! 70°F!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Evening ride

Started about 8 pm on this one. It was a very nice 69°F. I did this ride with Charles.

Earlier in the day, I did 4.5 miles with Brandy in 24 minutes.

Friday, May 19, 2017


I did the first 7.5 miles by myself, the next 6 miles with Charles, 1.5 miles without Charles, and 3 miles with Charles again. Or, 5, 4, 1, 2 laps respectively.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Yesterday, at 2.58 miles, my rear tire sidewall gave out. Thankfully, I didn't crash, but my day was over. So, I got me some new treads and hit it again today. Both rides were with Charles, however, today, I did the first 3 miles without him and the last 1.5 miles without him.

Oh, and it was hot.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Wheweeee, it was 82°F today. A real scorcher! Anyways, another ride with Charles with a pretty stiff S wind (14 mph), but we were faster than yesterday, so yay.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Back to it

Took an unscheduled week off last week due to illness. I'm feeling better, thanks.

This ride was with Charles. We are going to do it again tomorrow, hopefully faster.

Monday, May 8, 2017

No, I didn't pass on

I just took a week off. I did the first 6 miles with Charles, then dropped the anchor AND the hammer! Here's the tale of the tape:

You'll notice a marked increase in speed at mile 6...