That Time Of Year AgainWell it's that time of year again. This morning I finally rode in just shorts and a jersey, darn it's been a cold spring. Time for some goals this year. 5000 miles, 10 centuries, back to back to back century days, and a double century. Maybe I need to bump up my number of centuries because I count five in just 4 days. Why do I set goals, because without them it's to easy to slack off and stay home. This past winter I thought I needed a break. For 2 years I had been working out 6 days a week, So I did and got lazy for 3 months. Well it was another crappy winter up here so it was kinda easy. Well guess what, I gained 15 to 20 pounds and that sucks. Well back on the bike and back to 6 days a week and down 5 lbs aready. I will try to update as I go through the year.
Well it's not been a good year for cycling so far, but I am getting out there as much as I can 1700 miles so far. I am about 500 miles down from last year, but I think I had a crazy lot of miles last year. I feel stong and I am getting back into pretty good shape. The wind has been strong lately and riding into the wind is no fun. I have only got 1 century in, but also have days of 90, 85, and 84 miles. Double century day is only a month away, that should be interesting. Let you know how it goes.
Well I am offically in shape for cycling. Recovery time on sprints is minimal. I did a 50 mile ride in less then 2.5 hours, so a 20 mph average. This weekend I just finished a 200 mile ride. That was 15 hours with the bike and 11.5 hours in the saddle for a 17.4 mph average. And yes I am tried, but that night I was able to drive home and get dinner on the way. We left just after sun up and got home about dark and do you want to hear the amazing thing one of the guys I did it with had just turned 65. He is an amazing guy. There are a few things left for me to do, but that was a big check off my list. Next Back to Back to Back century days. Not sure if this year will be it, but we will see. 2365 miles for the year so about half way to my goal and down to about 10 lbs of my low weight last year.
Well I am at over 4100 miles for the year and in the best shape of the years, but sadly the sun is make it's trip south and the days are getting shorter. Pretty soon it will be the transition to winter time activities and this year I am not going to be as lazy. Lets home for a mild winter so I can keep riding.