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Here is my ride story...............
It's amazing how being told you can't do something makes you want to do it all that much more. I remember the frustration from my own medical restrictions earlier in the year. I also remember how utterly sweet it was to hit the saddle following the lifting of the restriction. Hang in there.Sucked didn't it (insert fed up with being cut on and told not to exert thyself face here)
Outdoor channel is entertaining tho huh? TV IS CACA! ineed2ride!
From what I can tell, California's largest export has made it to Indiana.What a difference a day can make. Air quality improved a good bit over the past few days. It's still far from good, but at least breathing wasn't actively uncomfortable. Chip enjoyed himself with a 4.1mi run. We were spattered by rain at one point, but it didn't last. Beautiful day on the trail. I spun out 26mi and had a much happier time of it than I did yesterday.
I use the Plume Labs app. Pretty good for geeking out on air quality.Two days out of the saddle due to air quality. Today it was improved but still poor. Desperate to ride, I set out on the touring bike with canine companion Chip to see how the outside felt. Ouch. My performance was way off and it was physically uncomfortable to breathe. Not a lot, but definitely uncomfortable. I rode slow. Chip ran 2.3mi and wisely sat out the rest of the ride in his trailer.
20mi later, I was glad that I rode and glad to be home. I'm hoping tomorrow will bring better air quality.
My wife taught me to start my rides in the rain. I had an eight day ride coming up but had been extremely busy and didn’t feel like I was ready to start an eight day ride. I planned to do long rides on Saturday and Sunday after church to get a bit in shape. I got up early Saturday to it pouring rain. I was being grumpy because my plans were ruined. My wife said:”Go ride your bike. What are you going to do if it rains on one of the days or all of the days of your ride?” I said I would ride anyWay. She said go ride your bike.It's called a "Newleaf," when you start riding in the rain, knowing you are going to get soaked, but can't figure out that you should wait of r the weather to improve.