The day at the office was in need of shaking off my back. Too much coffee, phone calls and just too much head work.
Looking out the window at 3:45 pm was a bright afternoon autumn day that called for a serious bike ride, the Grunthal loop, a loop I use as a time trial of sorts.
I can’t tell you how it feels to hammer for 60 plus km’s when I feel so fine. The light wind out of the northwest felt good in the 17 C weather. The angle of the sun on my face reminded me that fall was certainly here and I needed to be off the road by 7pm.
The cars and trucks left me alone for the most part. I appreciation the honks and friendly waves. Actually I appreciated the one finger salutes too, at least they saw me.
It is amazing that on some rides one just doesn’t seem to tire as much as other rides, maybe it was the good sleep last night. A little of the hammer jell and water and the legs just keep on churning. My heart rate average for the ride was at 143 bpm, higher than any other ride this year. I watched my heart rate the whole ride and it never got higher than 156 bpm, but didn’t drop much below 135 bpm either.
Finished the ride with new best ave time of 32.7 km/hr. Solved a number of issues and got my head around my 3 minutes time of sharing for Sunday morning church service that i committed to.
Yup, feels just great, you know that pain walking down the stairs, after an outstanding ride. So Saturday, 8 am at the tower?