This week was a really great week for riding. I was able to combine getting out on the bike with making sure that I got on the trainer when I couldn't get outside -- and with as crappy as the weather has been around here lately, that's going to be a pretty regular occurrence.
I was able to put in 70 miles this week, which for this time of year is actually pretty good. I'm stoked that this early in the year I am able get that many miles in. It bodes well for establishing a strong base for the season and being about to perform well at Tahoe and later on in the year.
I was inside on the trainer twice this week and out on the road twice. The two times outside couldn't have been more different. Today I was outside and the weather was clear, bright and crisp. It was roughly 45 degrees -- just cool enough to make you feel alive and wake you up. Tuesday night on the other hand was miserable. I went down to Hains Point for our first buddy ride (good turn out of 5 riders) and it was miserable. It was roughly 35 degrees out and the wind was whipping at at least 20 mph. The leg southbound on Hains Point was fine but when I turned the corner and headed northbound I turned into a 20 mph wind that seemed to zip right through my jersey and base layer. It took all the energy I could muster to maintain 12 mph. It took me a good hour after the ride to shake off the cold.
Daylight savings time should kick in soon and I'll be able to get out a little longer after work and ride a little longer at night.
Things are going well with Team this year. I've raised a decent bit of money on line so far and just mailed out a whole bunch of letters in the postal mail (hint hint). If you would like to donate please visit here. I'm pleased with how the season is going and am really pleased that I can support such a good cause.
If you're curious here's my ride today: