Sunday, February 11, 2007

Oh yeah its still cold out there

In the event you don't live in the greater D.C. area, we've had a prolonged cold snap here. Its actually been a bit nice. Unfortunately its been keeping me from getting outside as much I would like. But I have been making every effort to get on the trainer and spin a bit. I've got a new favorite spinning video, HILL-acious, staring the Great Harvest Bread company's racing team. I find the spinervals videos make the indoor training alot less monotonous.

I was able to get out this morning and do a short spin with one of my teammates from the 2007 Tahoe team. We did a short run up Beach Drive and down part of the CCT and then down Wisconsin Ave. The run up Beach Drive turned out to be more beautiful than usual. If you're not familiar with the area, Beach Drive runs along the Rock Creek in the center of the disctrict. Beach Drive is also closed to vehicular traffic on the weekends. It turned out to be really beautiful this morning because of that recent cold snap, the creek had partially frozen. It was white and almost fluffy at those parts where it looked like there might have been spray. It had a soft calming effect and made the ride a bit more enjoyable.

The map attached shows where the ride went. If you click on the map, you can go find out all kind of interesting stuff about my ride -- speed, elevation, heart rate, cadence, etc. My new cycle computer, the Garmin Edge 305 pulls down almost every relevant data point from the cycling experience -- well except for wattage -- and since I lack a loose grand sitting around or a sponsor willing to pick up the tab, my wattage will just have to be a mystery. Anyway, give it a look if you're interested.

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