Hike1:05:22 3.65 mi (17:55 / mi) +68m16:55 / mi ahr:107 max:136 slept:7.5 weight:163lbs shoes: 2014 gel kayano
With Rhonda and Sassy
cycling (light blue bike) 2:56:51 21.87 mi (8:05 / mi) +473m7:35 / mi ahr:120 max:191
Inspired by all those D2R2 stories, I went off (Rhonda in tow) in search of some dirt roads to traverse on our Diverge Comps. It turned out not quite as lovely as I had anticipated. Parked in Riverton and went up Sandy Brook Rd, then turned on Campbell (dirt) to Beech Hill (paved) at about mile 6 to Simon's Pond (paved) quite nice heading past a very pretty farm and into some woods. Not deterred by the dead end sign, pushed on to dirt and past a pond, and then it got a little puddly, and then a lot puddly, but ok. And then downhill, and increasingly rocky, then steeper and rockier. Rhonda was well off the bike and walking by now, and then I was too. Pressed on on foot, down a serious streambed, across a bridge and then up, but more of the same. Rocks, water, erosion, mud. Our cue sheet promised a left turn at 8.5 miles, but it didn't turn up until 9.5, and was only a little better. Next turn onto Roberts Rd, was back on track at 9.7, and a little better, but still not quite rideable. Mostly up. After a bit we got up to a flatter less eroded area and the Roberts Rd cemetery, from the 1700s. And then in a bit the road was graded and pleasant, with maybe 1/2 mile before we hit pavement on New Hartford Rd. We had planned another dirt road piece on Prock Hill, but were no longer interested, so just came back on pavement, pretty tired. Unlikely we will ever go to Simon's Pond Rd again.
It should be noted that neither of us complained, but it was a test of character. Rhonda noted that it would have been awful without the bikes, and the bikes were certainly no help.
Hike1:12:21 3.03 mi (23:53 / mi) +95m21:45 / mi ahr:95 max:155 slept:7.0 weight:165.2lbs
family outing at the lake with Rhonda, Sassy, Jess, Jonathan and Cooper
Kayak31:30 1.39 mi (22:40 / mi) ahr:71 max:112
gentle paddle around the NW cove with Francesca while the others were entertaining Cooper.
cycling1:05:17 12.42 mi (5:15 / mi) +74m5:10 / mi ahr:130 max:192
With Rhonda, thinking about looking for someplace different next time.
Running24:03 1.97 mi (12:13 / mi) +2m12:10 / mi ahr:127 max:150
Something I've been thinking about since Geoman's exploits in SLC two weeks ago. I wondered if I could do a 400 in 1:36. And the answer was yes, just barely. Went to the Canton track. Warmed up for a mile or so, then three straightaways walking the turns, 25, 23, 22, then walked 200 and did the 400. Saw that things were falling apart between 150 and 200, and the rest was hard, losing steam, but got in in 1:35. A very useful and interesting exercise. Hope I'll do it again. And then walked a lap and called it quits before I hurt myself.