Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dec-19: A Lake Loop

Exactly 52 weeks ago today, a "non-Irregular" "Irregulars" ride with the same exact participants as today's ride:  namely Lt. Dave, Lee, me, and some roadside snow and ice

What was different today?  Not quite so much roadside snow and ice, and we rode a different, slightly shorter course.  Oh, and I think there was more strength in the north wind today than there was a year ago.

The potholes on Olive Branch Rd between Carpenter Pond and Doc Nichols roads are REALLY annoying.  I don't want to ride that stretch of road in either direction again for a long time.  I wrote that about the Thanksgiving Day ride, but neither LT nor Lee read that post.  I'm now thinking that neither of them will want to ride that stretch of Olive Branch for the foreseeable future.

We had a good ride in the mostly sunshine, windier and chillier than we would have preferred conditions.

Funny thing:  my quads bothered me more at the end of today's ride than they have at the end of all recent rando Permanents.  Difference between "staying calm" while riding versus riding with some "assertiveness".  No one not there will believe there was any "assertiveness" given the average pace of the ride, but ... there was.

PUE: modified Falls Lake Loop + DoveRd; 41.1 m.; 2 hrs, 37 min in-motion; 15.7 mph. 

Q-1 tot: _16 rides; __938.2 m.; _60 hrs, 39 min; 15.5 mph.
Q-2 tot: _31 rides; 2,263.3 m.; 151 hrs, 29 min; 14.9 mph.
Q-3 tot: _37 rides; 2,293.2 m.; 156 hrs, 31 min; 14.7 mph.
Oct tot: _13 rides; 1,050.6 m.; _58 hrs, 44 min; 15.3 mph.
Nov tot: _10 rides; __726.4 m.; _48 hrs, _6 min; 15.1 mph.
Dec tot: __3 rides; __138.2 m.; __6 hrs, 22 min; 15.4 mph.
YTD tot: 110 rides; 7,369.9 m.; 491 hrs, 48 min; 15.0 mph.

1 comment:

  1. Wendy & I saw Martin's car @ PUE. We left the house @ 11:30 to try and get some of the sun's warmth. We could not find much warmth out on the road. We rode 40 miles . We did see about 6 other riders out on the road (none together). See ya'll later this week. :-)