10 September 2011

urban ride

I think that if you were looking for THE day to have a picnic or BBQ in Seattle then today or tomorrow is probably it.

Tomorrow is my last 'summer' event and since I made myself pretty tired Thursday I took Friday off and wanted to spin out the legs today. But I had a conflict. It was hot outside. And when it gets hot Martin likes to hang out in the sun.

Now as everyone who has ever pinned on a race number knows, if there is one thing that is not PRO it's riding with no shirt on. Can you imagine bib shorts and nothing else…? Exactly. Hence my dilemma.

Luckily I own bikes that are not made of carbon. And don't have drop bars. Or titanium-railed saddles. And have platform pedals. That's right, today was Martin-pretends-he's-a-regular-cyclist-or-one-of-those-guys-from-the-PEMCO-adds day. And it was a blast.

Baggy shorts, Vans, helmet and dark glasses. Done. My only concession to elitist cycling was that I stuck my GPS on at the last minute just so I wouldn't have to wear a watch. Did I mention that deliberately waited until it was nice and hot outside?

It was a beautiful day!

I went down to the Ballard Locks, up through Discovery Park, along the Seattle Waterfront, discovered the temporary bike path along Alaskan Way during the tunnel construction and did tons of people watching. Good times.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food water, sample size Builder's bar
Time of Day 11:30 AM
Workout Type fun ride
Weather 80, sunny, dry, fairly calm
Time 1:56
Distance 26 miles
Equipment Town Bike
Clothing baggy MTB shorts

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