It was beautiful out today. I headed out around 11 a.m. for a short ride and it was roughly 50 degrees out no wind. The biggest hastle was the traffic. I ran up Wisconsin and actually got to ride the CCT. Unlike my ride last weekend, there was very little ice on the trail. Most just leaves, wetness and old folk. Nothing I couldn't handle.
The big positive of the ride was that there was tangible evidence that while it might be slow I am actually getting back in shape. I did this ride a few weeks back (same day as the marine corp marathon) and the climb up Wisconsin out of Georgetown had me stopping a few times. Now granted that ride was one of my first back in a while, it was good not to have to stop on the up hill at all this time! Felt good not to know my legs are getting back to where they need to be. A couple good rides on Cuba and Priceville and I will be ready to kick spooners ass....ok maybe not, but I will be feeling better.
Anyway, I am going to try to get a ride or two in before I head off for some work related travel and am bike less for a week and a half.
14 miles. 14MPH Pace (hey, I had a bunch of hills!.) One Hour in the saddle.