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Friday, October 14, 2005

Four rounds on the rodeo

Yesterday had its disappointments. I left work kind of down. The bicycle beckoned me to take it out on the trail. I ate an energy bar and was on my ride within 30 minutes of leaving the office.

The plan is to get up to six laps at Timmons Park before I begin branching out to other trails in the area. Memories of getting down a trail and then not having stamina to get back to the car have taught be to be in shape before riding longer trails.

Man was it rough! It wasn't so much that I didn't have the stamina. It was the trail. Once I was done, I felt like I had participated in a rodeo. Without a full suspension bike, I probably would have been shaked to death!

The good news is the first lap was kind of rough as my muscles, heart and lungs transitioned from sitting in an office to pushing the bike around the rough terrain. The second lap felt great. The third lap felt like a good workout. The fourth lap started putting the burn in my thighs. I even could have done a fifth, but I had to get home.

My ride on the rodeo was good for the mind, body and soul.


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