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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Two wheels and four

First the four wheels... Tonight is the last race of the Race for the Chase. I hope to be able to see some of it after celebrating Child Three's birthday. He is three today! Grandma and Grandpa are coming over and we are going to have a party.

Anyway, here is the line up for this evening.

It will be nice just to relax and veg while watching them race on one of the better tracks on the circuit. I've had a bad day. I'm hoping that this evening will get me back in balance!

Now, moving on to two wheels... I did have a good morning. After not riding it for a couple weeks because of the metric century, I rode with the Sunshine Cycle Shop guys again this morning. I could tell a definite difference in my stamina from the last time I rode with them.

It wasn't anything spectacular. We did about 28 miles and I only averaged 15.5 mph. My heart rate average was a very low (for riding) 148 bpm. I think this is because we didn't really push the whole way. There were several times when there would be a sprint to the top of a climb. It took me a while to figure out what was going on. I kept wondering why everyone would ride along casually and then suddenly three or four guys would just take off. I actually won one of the sprints.

It was also nice to know that I had earned the respect of some of the regular riders. It felt good not to be one of the tag alongs. I had a rider come up and ask me where I ride and when. It would be nice to form some friendships out there.


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