Distance: 20.27 mi
Avg Speed: 16.1 mph
Elevation Gain: 538 ft
Calories: 1,150 C
Avg Temperature: 60.2 °F
Avg HR: 158 bpm
Max HR: 192 bpm
I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather today and rode into Columbus to complete an errand, and stop by my LBS. I was going to leave earlier and ride a route that I thought up this morning "SMACKING FAT IN THE FACE", but my 2 month old had other ideas. I was also a little concerned because of the pain I've been having in my right knee, but after I got on that wonderful Cannondale machine, the pain slowly melted away.
This ride wasn't anything special, I rode a route that I would normally take to get into town. I hit a favorite "climb" Carr Hill Road, and stretched it a little to get a little more mileage out of the ride. I jumped on the Columbus People Trail and made my way into town. Once in town I headed straight to the Sewing Shop to pick up my son's Cub Scout uniform for the Columbus Christmas Parade this afternoon/evening. I then rode several blocks to my LBS Columbus Bicycle Station
, where I picked up a steel skewer so I can set the SuperSix up on the trainer.
On the way back, I pretty much took the same route, maximizing all contact with hills. I will tell you guys, I haven't ridden in 14 days and I could really feel the slide backwards in my fitness. I really need to crackdown and get on the trainer at least an hour a day.
I threw out the challenge that I would ride a metric century for every like I get on the Darn Tough Vermont Sock contest thread (If I win the socks). Go over to the thread, help me get a pair of socks, and help me punish myself. I'll post the link below. I hope tomorrow gives us at least a few hours of what we got today.