hike with Gail1:20:31  4.25 mi (18:57 / mi) +564ft16:50 / mi weight:141lbs
New England Trail (formerly the M&M) south from Prescott Road in Shutesbury. With Di, we missed one turn while we were chatting away. Nice trail, mostly somewhat overgrown old Quabbin road, part hiking trail.
biking - dark blue bike48:51 10.0 mi (4:53 / mi) +768ft4:33 / mi ahr:122 max:156 weight:140.5lbs
A perfect Valerie (at least ten miles, but no more), though on second thought, a perfect Valerie would not have any uphills, so this ride surely doesn't qualify.
On the other hand, it was just the right way to start my Lincoln Gap training -- steady effort, keep the heart rate under control. 10:45 up Sugarloaf. Lincoln Gap will take 25-30 minutes, if I can stay on the bike.
hike with Gail1:09:50  4.01 mi (17:24 / mi) +400ft15:54 / mi
Pine Nook Road.
biking - dark blue bike1:25:42 21.24 mi (4:02 / mi) +750ft3:54 / mi ahr:127 max:151 weight:140lbs
Thought I might catch some rain but just a momentary sprinkle or two, though in some places there was enough water on the road to indicate it had rained recently.
Legs were dead, at least on the first part, especially going up Jackson Hill Road. It's not much, but I had it in my lowest gear and the legs were still complaining. But things improved after that. Nothing like some downhills to improve morale.
I was thinking, I'm never going to make it up Lincoln Gap if the legs feel anything like this.
biking - dark blue bike40:28 10.32 mi (3:55 / mi) +189ft3:51 / mi ahr:111 max:134 weight:140lbs
Main storm had passed through by mid-afternoon and the roads were mostly dry by the time I went out for a short ride into a bit of Whately and Deerfield. I saw several trees down and a few trucks from the electric company. Seems Whately was about 90% without power and Sunderland maybe a third without. Just as glad it was the other (south) end of town.
We certainly got some rain. Lots of small ponds in the farm fields. The kind of rain that can do more harm than good, depending on what crops are being grown and how far along they were.
And now, waiting for dinner to finish cooking, it's back raining again. We do need it.
Will probably help the FDFs too. They were looking a little lethargic yesterday.