Week of April 1 - 45 miles
Week of April 8 - 55 miles
Week of April 15 - 70 miles
Week of April 22 - 85 miles
Total goal for April - 255 (I'll settle for 200)
With only 2 weeks before trying to ride 100 miles in a day, I've only been on the bike once this week. What I don't want to do is put myself at risk for not being able to make it...even slowly.
With packing, etc., I'm going to ride, enjoy and go for a metric century (or more) in the fall when the weather is cooler.
A big stress eating day...not good.
But I got my bike tire taken care of...maybe. My back tire has a different valve stem and it doesn't seem to be quite long enough. There's a screw thingie on it that I didn't know could come off and when it does, the tire will pump up all the way.
I also have really little tires that pump up to 145 psi. the guy at the bike store says 125 should do it, but if I can get them to 145...nice. So we'll try for 125 and see if that works.
The dogwood are blooming and the pollen is so bad it looks like it's snowing...my eyes itch.
So...even with itchy eyes and a (hopefully) short meeting after school tomorrow, I'm taking my stuff to ride after school.
this is from "Being Conservative" on facebook:
So we're sending 1200 UNARMED National Guardsmen to help secure our southern border. Only Obama could look at our border security problem and determine the solution is more paper pushers.
GOAL: Ride a "Century" by the end of the cycling season - perhaps "Apple Cider Century" or "Middle of the Mitten", both in October
I most likely will not be riding outdoors until March or April (I don't have a snow-ready bike), so some of this will be indoors.
Objective: Ride 50 flat miles by May 1 and 50 hill miles by June 1.
At home (winter work)
As soon as roads are clear and dry:
GOAL: Ride my bike to my parents' house (180 miles) by July 4.
That should fit in with the rest of the bike work.
Notes: for riding to Mom and Dad's house, a good idea might be to either have a "volunteer" ride with me, or have Tom drive ahead and "camp" at a hotel. I'd like to do the ride in 3 or 4 days.
I'm on my way out the door for my Tour de Cure ride.
There have been thunderstorms all night, although it's not raining right now. In Middleville (where I"m going) there's a 50% chance of thunderstorms during the ride.
It's an hour away from here and I'm stopping for Biggby (quad mocha and chocolate chip scone). I'm not sure if they'll call the event for weather or not - I hope not, but if weather threatens I don't have weather gear.
and away I go
(I run from Saturday to Friday, but I think I'll change from Frida to Thursday, so that "Fit Friday" will cover all seven days.)
Weight Watchers: was within points (but this is my last weight watchers week, since I'm going more low-carb -again- and I can't eat the higher fat and stay within weight watchers points)
General Road Cycling,
06/14/2009 (Sunday), time, 01:56:53, total distance:24.25 mi., calories burned, 1,063
6/16/09 (Tuesday); time 1:58:48; distance, 25,09, calories burned 1080
6/18/09 (Thursday); time 1:25:03; distance, 17.46, calories burned, 773 (I had a flat tire and Tom came to pick me up in Conklin)
Total exercise: 5 hours, 20 minutes and 44 seconds. Total miles on bike: 66.77. I have a 40 mile ride tomorrow, which will go on next week.
My triglycerides are up and my gynecologist suggested I try to get some exercise in.
Moving my bike cleats back just 1/2" requires a whole different movement to click out (un-attach my shoes from my pedals when I stop so that I don't tip over). Photos of the subsequent bruise can be available upon request.)
Riding with a migraine = bad idea.
If you have a bruise from tipping over with your feet attached to you pedals
you have a migraine
you're a bit sick to your stomach from the headache...
You see lightning ahead
YES...it is okay if you turn around and go back after just 4 miles.
On my first bike ride in a long, long while.
(Thanks to my son, Tom. Who adjusted my seat, put on my odemeter - with bad instructions and we're still not sure it works right. Who went with me to buy bikes for his sister and me - and took the wheels off so that they would both fit in
I'm anticipating not going for long, or very fast. I'm just going.
My seat was about 3" too low (made me feel like I was riding a little kid's bike) and I decided to not take another bike ride until I have a padded seat. Which a quick trip to Walmart fixed.
Hills were harder than I remember - which might be because the seat was too low. Thanks again to Tom who is adjusting the seat.
Anyway...I rode for 23 minutes.