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The Ride

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The other night, I realized I hadn’t done a purely training ride for quite some time, so I decided I ought to do that. Recently, my pace has become increasingly laid back, and while I love that, sometimes a good hammerfest is in order. This was one of those times. So, I rode a familiar training route (the Water Works route), didn’t take a camera, and really focused on riding, pushing myself to ride fast. It was a beautiful day, about 80 degrees, sunny, and a bit windy.

It was fun to just ride for a change, without any distractions. And it was certainly a good workout, riding 21.82 miles in 1:13:53 (17.72 mph average). Not the fastest ride I’ve done, but probably the fastest this year. I had fun, and I was glad that I got to ride, but I don’t remember many specifics from the ride, except that … well, I was really hammering. It’s good to do rides like this sometimes, but for the most part I prefer riding a slower pace, exploring, and stopping to smell the proverbial roses.

One Response to “The Ride”

  1. furiousball Says:

    did you go to hammerfest back in 84? man Iron Maiden was fucking awesome… oh… you’re talking about cycling.

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