Sunday, May 9, 2010
Three of my favorite things....booze, bikes, btents
Went camping this weekend with my girlfriend and her family at Lake Sangchris, commuted to work 5 days this week (two were to the campsite). Friday night a strong tailwind carried me to the campground at a quick pace with speeds averaging over 20 mph. Winds raged through the night and the temperature dropped to 40 degrees that night. Went back and fourth whether or not to ride in to work with the 25 mph headwind for 18 miles from the campsite. Finally decided it would be some good training and went for it. About 4 miles into the ride I was asking myself why?...Why would I put myself through this agony of riding into such a hard wind in near freezing temperatures with the wind, getting rained on at times, when I was offered a ride. Well I love to be on my bike and made it to work in about an hour and twenty minutes. After work rode back to the campground and the hard work I had put in during the morning hours paid off and again I sailed back to the campsite. Another freezing cold night, with great food, cold beers, and better company....rode about 30 miles on Sunday afternoon with clear sunny skies to end the week with 200 miles. Feel satisfied with that, remember bike to work week coming up, if you aren't a commuter you should seriously consider it.