Sunday, January 28, 2007

More of the Same

Did the exact same route as yesterday. Felt better during the ride.

Rain or condensation overnight left some wet roads this morning but I opted to take the Specialized instead of the rain bike. After lunch I went out to wash down the bike but it seems that my garden hose is frozen. No water. SO I just wiped it down with a towel and lubed the chain. A full cleaning will have to wait.

Another 25 miles in the book. I will try to do some sort of riding during the week but I'm not sure if it will be on the trainer or on the road. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Shaking the Rust Off

No riding at all for two weeks! No trainer, no commuting. Nada!

Went out today around midday to try and jumpstart this winter's riding. Did 25 miles up Round Swamp Rd. plus the first hill of the LIE. Temperature was 36F. All-in-all a good ride. Mostly easy spinning and the one big hill at the LIE. Legs didn't feel all that bad. I think they will come back quickly if I can string a few days or riding together. Goal for the rest of the winter will be not to take off more than one day of riding in a row. That said, I'll probably try for another 25er tomorrow morning.

Noticed that it took 7 or 8 miles for breathing and aerobics to feel comfortable. I think it will take longer to get lungs back. Need some long rides to do that.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Wet Weekend

Only did a 30-miler on Saturday. Was wet and drizzling out. Sunday and Monday were also wet and a bit colder so didn't ride at all. The Saturday ride was up Round Swamp Rd. to West Hills and back.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

First Two Rides of 2007

Was going to ride on Monday, January 1st since I had off from work but the weather didn't cooperate. So, first two rides of the new year were yesterday and today.

Saturday was unbelievable warm for NY in January. I rode in temps of the low 60's (it eventually got into the 70's later when the sun came out). Roads were wet in the morning due to overnight rain so I set out for 40 miles out on the LIE service road with the rain bike (80's Trek 520 touring bike that I got for free when it was being thrown out by a neighbor). A good ride, if a little damp. Got a flat at mile 25 (first flat I've gotten on a ride since August at the Tour of the Hamptons).

Trek 520 rain/commuter bike

Same ride today. It was dry but about 15 degrees cooler. Bike used was my Specialized Allez Pro, my "number one".

Specialized Allez