It's been way too long since I got out on a proper road ride and today - being a work holiday and being a beautiful day - was the day.
On the east side of Lake WA I saw these prayer flags that had been strung up above the bike path. I had a great song playing at the time [Did I mention that I had music along? Oh yeah.] and it all seemed somehow appropriate.
My ride of choice? The Kona Paddy Wagon. Was it easy? NO. It seems I have lost even more road fitness/strength and I was out of the saddle pretty much all the way up Juanita but was it fun? YES. There was a bit of wind out so I chose the direction that would give me a tailwind finish and it was a good call. I still felt great coming up Rainier and Lake WA Blvd.
I was impressed by the difference in attire between cyclists and runners. I don't mean obvious stuff like running shorts vs. cycling shorts, but runners seem to dress down more, I suppose it's the wind chill? I saw all kinds of people in tights, arm/leg warmers, jackets, you name it. I never got cold.
|Workout Food||right before start - Promax bar|
during ride - 2 bottles each w/1.5 scoops HEED
|Time of Day||9:30 AM|
|Weather||60, sunny, dry, some wind|
|Equipment||Kona Paddy Wagon, Garmin Edge 500|
|Clothing||knit shoe covers, bib shorts, sleeveless undershirt, short sleeve jersey, cap|