Monday, December 24, 2007

Quick Holiday Ride

I was knocked out by a bad head-cold last week so skipped riding on Saturday to try and recover for Christmas. It definitely helped! Sunday was a washout due to morning rain. I don't think Bob or Mike were riding this weekend either.

Monday morning (today), its bright and sunny with mild temps in the low 40's, so I took a ride to Jones Beach and back. Strong headwinds going to the beach and nice tailwind coming back. Just one loop today, didn't want to overdue it after being sick.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!. Next ride will most likely be in 2008!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the Trainer Today

A busy morning and temps in the mid-20's put a dent in plans for a ride this morning, so instead I dusted off the trainer and slipped in my Race Day DVD. Did 45 minutes of intervals for an exhausting but quick workout. Weather dos not look good for tomorrow so I may repeat the process tomorrow morning.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Bethpage Bike Path

Two rides this weekend, both on the Bethpage bike path.

Saturday, was a solo ride. A late start, 9:00AM, just down the Bethpage bike path to Bethpage State Park and back (20 miles). I looked around in the parking lot at the Bethpage Park end of the path for some sign of the MTB trails that Mike and Bob have been riding the past couple of weekends but there was nothing clearly marked. There was a threat of rain Saturday morning but it was clear by the time I was riding. Took the Trek for this one since the path can be crowded and rough in some spots, so I wanted to ride just platform pedals and the 27x1-1/4 tires. Not as many joggers as I had feared.

Mike and I agreed to meet at Brands Sunday morning at 8:00AM. Again we headed to Bethpage Park. After turning back, we both felt like adding some miles so we left the path at Central Ave. and went up Round Swamp Rd. to Rt. 25 and back. Then we jumped back on to the path where we left off. A nice 35 mile ride. On Sunday's ride, Mike described the MTB trails that he and Bob had been riding. Sounds fun so I may try to borrow Ed's MTB for next weekend.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Enter Frozone

Cold and VERY windy day today. Not freezing (34F) but lots of wind (20-29mph). Had a great dinner last night at Snaps! Our first time eating there but we decided to try a new place for our 17th anniversary dinner. We had the 6-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Awesome food, will definitely be back there again!

Tried to hook up with Bob and Mike but we could not get our schedules to mesh. So, I did a solo out on the Jones Beach bike path. Did three loops for a total of 31 miles. I wasn't planning on pushing the pace so I brought the digital camera. Here are a few photos and movie. Enjoy!

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At the entrance to the bike path.

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View from the bike path.

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Wind bending the reeds and cattails.

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Bike lot at the Jones Beach end of the path.

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Can't believe its been this long.

Short video from today's ride.