Sunday, August 19, 2012
Rode out to Crystal Lake to meet my boss Bob and the bonk king for a long ride. Mike had a 4 hour time window and Bob and I knew we were going long. We started up the bike trail through McHenry and then cut up through Twin Lakes in Wisconsin through Pell Lake and around Lake Geneva through Fontana. We stopped for a bagel and some drinks in Lake Geneva and then headed out. We hit some awesome roads and rolling hills along the route. The Bonk King peeled off to get home and ended his day with around 60 miles. Bob and I continued through Fontana over to Hebron where we stopped for a man's lunch of burgers, cokes, and fries. We eyed some triathletes across the street from us loading up on gatorade probably only to spill on their frames later on. We left the same time they did and they were going the same way that we are. Bob and I were on our cross bikes and holding 23-24 mph on the road we were able to hold the tri racers off for several miles and even put a gap on them. They were in zone 3. Zone 3 all day long. Bob and I also took a detour/smoke break for me at Yerkes observatory. The architecture was phenominal and we stared in amazement at this special place. I ended up with 100 miles for the day and my legs were sore from all of the hills. Bob is training for his 3 week ride in the peruvian mountains so we pushed it pretty good. More awesome rides to come. If you want to join give me a shout!