Just the essential lower back and shoulder stuff so I could get out before the wind picked up.
Road cycle long (Basso) 5:59:07 162.94 km (2:12 / km) +129m2:12 / km ahr:137 max:159 shoes: D2 2D action blue road
Solo Ride to Conquer Cancer Hammer distance
The ride has been moved to late August, but like last year, I decided to go out on the original date.
I got out early while the air was still and pushed the effort a bit to make the most of it. I started to feel some wind around 25km, but it didn’t really show its face until 40km. I just did loops around the marsh for the first leg of a bit over 70km, then stopped for breakfast. When I stopped, it became apparent how dirty the canal water they were spraying on the fields as. I got soaked a few times and was able to ignore the dirt I knew was in it until I stopped.
For the second leg, I looked around Holland Landing. Lots of leafless trees there. And lots of caterpillars trying to drop into my face. It was kind of gross, so as much as possible, I stayed close to the centre of the road to be out of reach of most of them.
Back to the marsh to finish up. J and Mrs opted to meet me for ice cream just before I finished up, so I targeted getting in 157km by 1:30. At 145km my Garmin complained about its battery, so I turned off what I could hoping to record the whole session. After ice cream, it was reluctant to turn back on so I threaten to finish with my phone - that smartened it up.
My feet were starting to get fat at about 153km so I had to loosen them a bit. I took extra time on the air compression to try and get things back to normal.
Age rides 16&17 (+5 indoors). This puts me at the 1/4 mark for outside rides
Road cycle (Giro) 29:40 12.56 km (2:22 / km) +96m2:17 / km ahr:136 max:161 shoes: D2 2D yellow mountain
A few laps around the block between rains. There was a light mist when I went out, then some garbage truck dodging and an unintended wave in from Mrs.
I tried one more lap when the real ran started, in case it was just a tease. I wasn’t, so I pushed the effort to see if my heart monitor was reading properly. It seems to be.
But, then I had to brake had at the driveway and Garmin decided it was an incident so sent Mrs a message. I was a bit surprised it didn’t include a location. It did give me an invitation to send a follow up “I’m ok”.