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All work, no play

Saturday July 4, 2015

Long days and nights on the keyboard.

Finally made it out today, felt good, muddy trails here and there. A rain front was moving in, made for a windy ride, fast one way, into the wind the other way.

Aired up the tires, flying on the packed dirt, thankfully the full suspension keeps it tires down. My speed is picking up, the quads are defined, how quickly old muscle comes back.

distance 13.35 miles, average speed 13.4 mph.

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Like being in an oven

Monday June 29, 2015

The last couple of weeks have been brutally hot. Not just high temperature hot, but like that burst of hot air that comes out of your oven when you’re taking out the cake.

Well, it’s been like that, no outside activities for any of us. A couple of days ago it rained, with the clouds came a cooling off, I took advantage and mowed the lawn yesterday. I finally got to ride today, it was hot, but not oven mitt hot.

Tried to pick up where I had left off a week ago, for the first couple of miles, I was feeling great, I could pedal with ease. 5 miles in, my quads started to take notice, by mile 8, my lungs chimed in. Fresh legs thoughout my ride oh fair Genie.

distance 12.84 miles, average speed 13.8 mph.

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Rain to cool things off

Saturday June 20, 2015

We had some needed rain yesterday.

This morning, it wasn’t was hot as it was all week, last night’s rain cooled off the scorching ground. Got out on the bike around 9am, temps were in the mid 70’s and remained that way throughout my ride.

What a scorcher we had this week, is this what we’re going to experience moving forward? Brutally cold winters and energy draining hot and humid summers, no more spring and fall to speak of.

distance 15.40 miles, average speed 12.6 mph.

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A scorcher I tell you

Friday June 19, 2015

All week it’s been in the high 90’s.

Riding this week has been difficult, if you don’t get out early, crack of dawn type of early, you ain’t riding. Though I’ve seen the sunrise a couple of times this week, it’s been from all-night coding sessions.

Today I braved the heat, went out at 10:00am. A pleasant 82 degrees greeted me, came back in, the temp had risen to 87. In a short hour, the ground had gained 5 degrees of heat, it’s a scorcher I tell you.

Tomorrow, crack of dawn, put on my riding shorts, stuff a banana in my jersey, get out the door before I get coding.

distance 8.60 miles, average speed 13.5 mph.

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Bridge is up!

Saturday June 13, 2015

Finally, I can stay on my bike and cross over from Monroe Rd. to the McAlpine’s main entrance. No more cyclo-cross antics, I can complete my customary 6.25 mile lap around the Greenway without my feet ever touching the ground.

Legs felt better today, let’s see if I get a chance to ride tomorrow. There’s a heat wave hitting Charlotte, the best time to ride is early morning.

distance 14.57 miles, average speed 13.5 mph.

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