Monday night's ride was amazingly uneventful. I headed out with the full intention of doing something like 25 miles. At least 2 hours. I rolled out of the office at 5:15 ish, and it was app. 50 degrees. A good night for biking.
The ride went well. I zipped around town and jumped onto the CCT. About 2 miles into the CCT I realized that in my haste to get out of the office, I had forgotten to affix the little blinky light to the back of my bike. Considering that the front light on my bike is almost completely useless (although it does a great job at depleting batteries. and four at a time) I decided that I better be off the trail before it got really dark.
So long story short, I only did 16 miles at a 13 MPH pace. It was a bit windy heading up the trail but when I turned around I had a tail wind and made some good time. Woo Hoo!
On a related note, if there are any bikers, cyclers, triatheletes out there, I would HIGHLY suggest getting a Road ID. I keep my ID with me in the back of my camelback, but I could see a paramedic having trouble finding it. Especially for those of us who have to ride through the city, well we know the sum of the car + bike equation. Being unconcious or incommunacative when help arrives is not good. Especially those of you who have allergies (imagine getting sideswiped by a car, have a bunch of injuries and then being pumped full of penicillin which you are allergic too. ugh.) Fortunately I am allegry free, but this is one of the best $20 I've spent.