Sorry about the blurry pic, it's tough to hold still when you've got moves like mine. Also, please ignore the ice pack stuffed down the back of my pants and Molly chewing on Graham's leg while he tries to get her entire head in her mouth and I put my elbow in the flour container and then it went everywhere including the wall. And I'll take a real shower soon, I promise, but I'm swimming 6 days out of 7 and that's close enough.
A bunch of cyclists on Twitter introduced me to something called "30 Days of Biking" that happens in the month of April. And I'm totally in. Right now, I'm only allowed to do easy rides. I can't do anything that requires power from my right leg or causes pain at all. That equals an average mph that I have never seen before on my bike computer. It's pretty humbling to have to chug along that slow. On the flats I can average about 16-18mph without a problem but as soon as the wind blows or there is the tiniest upwards change in elevation, my speed drops like a rock. Yesterday I got passed on the W&OD by a little kid on a tricycle. I mean, he was cranking pretty good, so I just sucked off his back wheel(s) until we got to the top of the hill and then dropped him like a sack of sandwiches going down the other side. You can't just wait around.
So I'm riding, I'm happier than I've been in a month to be on my bike but it's taking me a lot longer to get through the mileage I want. There's probably a lesson in there somewhere but I'll skip over that and head straight to the complaining. Whatever happens, I'm going to have a rock-solid base by the end of the month and I'll just cross my fingers that I can
Day 1: 16.6 miles. I'm slow but at least I get the good parking spots!
Day 2: 25.3 miles. All you suckers that got caught in the rain? Should've taken a nap all afternoon like me. Laziness pays off! Also I am not in this picture because I accidentally snot-rocketed myself and it was not pretty.
Day 3: 20 miles. Blasting headwind on the way out makes for a pretty sweet ride home.
This photo was
I'll be taking pictures every day this month with my crappy iPhone camera so sorry about that in advance but I've got enough electronics to lug around and every ounce counts (at least that's what all the
How was your weekend?