Monday, April 26, 2010

A Good Monday

Had the past week off for spring break, so going back is always a bit tough, even if you truly love your job like I do. The day went well, and when all was said and done, it looked like the rain was going to hold off to possibly get in a ride this afternoon, which I hadn't expected.

One thing stood in the way: A trip to the DMV to renew my driver's license. However, I was out of there in less than 45 minutes, enabling me plenty of time to get in a ride. Nice.

I had wanted to try to connect two trails that dissect the powerline trails, but failed to do so. They had logged a large section of the woods, making the trails hard to find at times So, that slowed the pace some. However, while cruising slowly at times trying to figure out where to go, I practiced doing bunny hops and made some good progress. Much harder to do with platform pedals, but I think I got it down now.

Good ride, and with rain a bit more inevitable tomorrow it makes it easier to take a needed rest day. My rides haven't been all that long compared to many mountain bikers, but the routes are pretty technical and doing them nearly daily has been enough to wear me out (in a good way).

And the foot continues to improve. I'm only feeling barely any discomfort at best now, but much of the time I sincerely feel nothing, which is obviously good.

Mountain biked 8.0 miles @ 8.3 mph/avg (18.8 mph/max)
Technical trails, one section of dirt road (mile uphill climb).
Very hilly.
Upper 50s, partly to mostly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.


Laurel said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying the Mt biking. Really, I don't know a single Mt biker who even counts how many miles he rides, a lot of times the trails are so tough and such hard work that it's just about putting in a good effort and practicing the skills. Can't wait to get back on my bike. Until then, it's fun reading about your enthusiasm!

Sonriserunning said...

Way to mix it up. Biking is good as it saves the joints,and if you want to train for the long haul that's important. You're always an interesting read.