26 May 2014

around Lake WA on a single speed

Nice!

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.

prayer_flags

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.

On the Burke-Gilman Trail I saw Martha Walsh and Mick Walsh, that was nice.

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.

Sleep 7.5
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Workout Food right before start - Promax bar
during ride - 2 bottles each w/1.5 scoops HEED
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Time of Day 9:30 AM
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Weather 60, sunny, dry, some wind
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Equipment Kona Paddy Wagon, Garmin Edge 500
Clothing knit shoe covers, bib shorts, sleeveless undershirt, short sleeve jersey, cap

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