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A dog walks into a creek

Friday May 29, 2015

There was this fellow on the main trail between Sardis and Monroe roads that was walking his two large white Labrador looking dogs. Whenever I would approach them, bike bell ringing, he would send them off to run in the creek. By the time I was riding my 3rd lap, the white dogs’ undersides were covered in red mud from the creek bottom.

Feeling great, putting in some hill work at the end of my rides. There are quite a lot of hills in my neighborhood, granny gears do come in handy.

distance 15.01 miles, average speed 12.6 mph.


One hour, that's all I need

Wednesday May 27, 2015

An hour of aerobic exercise and I’m ready for anything.

The rain came down last night so the trails were packed down, no dirt flying up into my water bottle. Kept a good pace, found my route to get my hour in of riding.

As my pace quickens, I’ll adjust my route accordingly. All I really need is an hour during my weekday rides, I’ll go for longer rides on the weekends.

distance 11.65 miles, average speed 11.7 mph.


Cool mornings, hot afternoons

Tuesday May 26, 2015

We’re in for a week of Summer weather, time for cool morning rides.

Stayed on the main trail from Monroe Rd. to Sardis Rd., just back and forth on the 1.5 mile stretch of dirt. My average speed is climbing, two factors come to mind, my legs are getting stronger and the trails are getting smoother.

More and more people are using the trails, I guess we’re tired of waiting for the construction to finish, we’ll train around the bulldozers.

distance 14.05 miles, average speed 12.5 mph.


40 bags of leaves

Monday May 25, 2015

My weekend was dedicated to raking leaves and bagging.

The leaves were all in the backyard, where I had blown them during fall season. It was an uphill climb to the curb, like a nature treadmill. When I was done, I had 40 bags of leaves in front of my house for garbage collection.

Felt real good today, so I went further, got my twenty in.

distance 20.14 miles, average speed 11.7 mph.


Bridge to the Lake

Friday May 22, 2015

Today, I was able to ride over to the lake.

Where there once was a concrete span, there is now a one piece steel bridge crossing the McAlpine creek. Now I can ride out to the lake and follow the cross country 5k trails.

There appears to be quite a lot of work left to do, hope it’s completed by August.

Feeling better, back on the bike for only a week and I’m ready to start putting in longer rides. Goes to show you that any exercise, even if it’s yard work, can help your body get conditioned.

distance 13.66 miles, average speed 11.3 mph.