biking - dark blue bike3:12:12 50.72 mi (3:47 / mi) +2336ft3:38 / mi ahr:138 max:155
Up to Middlebury VT for the Kelly Brush ride, 4th year I've done this. Went up Friday afternoon, dinner and a place to stay in Burlington with relatives. Then the ride this morning and back home later in the day. Very fun trip.
Did the 50-mile option again. With Gail along to do the 20-mile, it just works out a lot better than me doing the 100, and it gives a good excuse too.
Had pretty good legs today. Didn't think that was going to be the case as the first couple ups seemed hard, legs hurt, but then they started behaving themselves, or maybe I just started working harder. But I surprised myself by sometimes pushing a gear bigger than expected, especially the section from 19 to 29, gently rolling and straight into the wind. But the weather was cool, upper 50s, and I'm sure that helped.
And my cousin Kelly, the poster girl for the ride (and a smart and really hard-working woman) -- she was doing the 20-mile in her handcycle -- well, going around one corner at a good rate of speed, she swerved a little to avoid a pothole, and then a little more to avoid a car that suddenly appeared, and she ended up in the ditch. No harm done other than a scratch or two, and once she been hauled back on the road, the course got finished. And then her hosting duties with the 800+ riders that showed up. The event raised over 500K to go for helping people with spinal cord injuries get adaptive sports equipment to allow them more of a normal life. Pretty cool.