Saturday, August 09, 2008

A beautiful day for a ride

I am off to Charleston tomorrow for work for a week so today will be my last ride for a while.  I am happy to say that today was a great ride.  My friend Josh for the Tahoe team came out with his friends April and Joe and we put in a nice 45 mile spin. 

We rolled out of my house at ~9:30 and headed up into Annapolis. The ride was a combination of a couple of my normal training rides.  We went up into Annapolis and headed down towards Bayridge.  After spinning through Bayridge along the bay we headed back into downtown Annapolis.  We headed out of downtown Annapolis, along the edge of the Naval Academy over the Academy bridge, up the B&A Trail down through Millersville and back home.  The ride was a great pace (16.9 mph) and relatively mishap free.  I did have a brake pad come loose before we got into Bayridge but i was able to tighten that up real quickly and we were back on the road.

We had some fun on the B&A when Josh decided to zip past me and pick up the pace and sprint for a bit.  We hit a bit of wind when we got off the B&A onto East West Blvd, but all and all it was a beautiful ride with the temps in high 60s low 70s and the wind relatively mild. 

I do enjoy riding with freinds more than just riding by myself and I've found that I ride faster when there is a group.   A great ride to cap off my week.   Even though I'll be off the bike for a week it was a great way to wrap up the cycling for a couple days.  Also I've rolled over 2000 miles this yer - 2022 to be exact!  Woo Hoo!  If I stay injury free I think I can put in 3000 this year.  

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