Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today was nice day with temps in the 70s, but with a brisk wind in my fact during half the ride. I set my Garmin 605 for 40 mile ride at a 16mph pace and just beat that pace coming in at just under 2:30 for the 40 mile ride. The ride north on LBK was hard with a 10-15 mph wind in my face, but the ride south was fast with a tailwind. I am getting stronger and the bike is getting more comfortable the more I ride it. Good workout.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This was a nice ride to finish up the week. Weather is getting warm and the wind was light, but persistent. I rode from home to the end of the Legacy Trail in south Sarasota and back. I made a wrong turn or two, but mostly it was a light traffic, but stop and go ride across bridges and through Sarasota. The P-38 is good in urban situations. I feel in control of the bike at all times, even in heavy traffic. I was a bit tired at the end and will take a rest day tomorrow.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Today was beautiful with a light wind and clear skies. Temps were in the 70's. I rode from home to the end of Anna Maria Island and back. See the attached map. My total time was 2 hours covering a distance of 31.18 miles. My speed would have been much faster except for the traffic around Bradenton Beach that I went through going and coming. There was also quite a bit of traffic in Anna Maria and it was slow going crossing the bridge. Nevertheless, a great ride.
Friday, April 17, 2009
I was tired from my ride yesterday, so went short today...a 20 mile lap around LBK. The wind was brisk, which made it a decent workout. Here are the details. I feel as though I am getting stronger and can't wait to tackle the hills around Atlanta. Flat every day gets boring.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Rode from LBK to the Legacy Trail in south Sarasota. Met up with another rider who showed me around the south end of the Trail in Venice. We got a little lost and ended up riding back along S. Tamiami trail, not the safest place to ride a bike. I felt pretty good during this 60 mile ride. There was lots of traffic and lots of interruptions so my time and speed were very low.
Here are the details.
Here are the details.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I rode into Sarasota to a bike shop to get some cleat covers, but discovered I had not enough money, so it was a wasted trip through lots of angry traffic. When I returned to LBK I did a lap and ran into a neighbor and slowed down to ride with him awhile. Not the ride I had planned. Here is the data for the ride.