biking - dark blue bike1:21:03 21.14 mi (3:50 / mi) +514ft3:45 / mi ahr:124 max:151 weight:137.5lbs
Warm and humid, though not bad except for getting sweat in my eyes. Steady breeze out of the south. No plan, took it easy when I felt like it, and put out some effort when I felt like it. Not a bad way to ride.
biking - dark blue bike1:26:46 20.01 mi (4:20 / mi) +819ft4:10 / mi ahr:125 max:168 weight:138lbs
Thought it was time for a trip up South Sugarloaf to see how things stood. The result of which being that I'm not sure. Time was 9:30. Certainly better than in the spring (but I hadn't been riding much), but roughly 30 seconds slower than last year. Maybe that's the annual rate of decay now?
On the other hand, when I was riding a few miles to warm up, it seemed like the bike wasn't moving too well. No fault of the bike, just obviously the legs weren't real spry.
Or maybe I'm just imagining....
One thing I'm sure of is that my stupidity, which I do my best to keep under wraps, still manages to assert itself from time to time. The latest was deciding, with no apparent thought, to do a u-turn at the top of the climb and head right back down (as opposed to coasting 100 yards or so to the parking area). So I was at max effort, also stopping the watch, and at the same time initiating a sharp turn on a narrow road. Dumb, dumb, dumb, even if done properly. The result was some flesh left on the pavement, from just below the right elbow. The only good news being that my right shoulder, which I've been working on, seems not to have been bothered. Hope I'm smart enough not to try that again.