Saturday, April 09, 2005

beautiful day...

the forecast for today was overcast with a bit of sun by the afternoon, but when i woke up this morning there was nothing but beautiful bluebird sky outside my window. up in time to grab a quick breakfast and make a cup of espresso then meet mike down in the park for a couple of hours on the road.

we started with our normal road route, heading north into montgomery county, up past fall road and then kept going north all the way to seneca road and cutting over to river road there adding a couple more climbs on river road. quicker coffee break than usual today, no need to get a cup of coffee to warm up with temps in the 60's. back onto the road to start heading into the city on macarthur, with a twist today, riding most of the way into the city in zone 4 instead of zone 2 to get some tempo time. finished up with an easy spin around the capitol crescent and down through the park, but that tempo riding has left my legs hurting. since it was just the 2 of us there was less waiting around and we finished 65 miles in a little under 4 hours.

relly feels good to be out without having to worry as much about staying warm. took a vest today but it was off inside 20 minutes. this is time of year where armwarmers are the greatest piece of riding gear... get a little cold, pull them up, get warm, pull them down...

the capitol crescent trail was packed with people near bethesda... spring fever is running rampant throughout the area, and people - young and old - where out walking, running, biking, playing.

trailwork at schaeffer in the morning and a ride with some old riding buddies at gambrill tommorow afternoon, but now i've got to go into work for a couple of hours... i'm going to need my rest week by the end of this weekend.

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

1 comment:

Tom said...

The weather this whole week has been great. I know what you mean about riding and not having to worry about keeping warm.
Thanks for giving me something to read. I get the feeling your gonna blow the heck outta your time for the sm100 from last year.