What a great day! The sun was out, it wasn't windy and there was plenty of snow in the mountains and none in the city.
So logically Shelley and I had to play in the snow and then I had to go for a ride. Done.
We didn't get to the trailhead until almost 9:30 but I guess it's early enough in the season that the masses have not yet started showing up and parking was not a problem. Good times.
Today was just a short walk but there will be more.
Here are all the pictures.
After a quick snack I headed out on my Single Speed Bike. Having not ridden much lately and wanting to accelerate my ramp-up I figured this was the ticket.
Wow was I tired… or weak or something. I was crawling up all the hills but I resolved to stay seated for all of them and did do that even coming up Madrona and Union on the way home. Whew. On the upside I got a little better as I rode and whereas I had trouble maintaining 18 mph on the way out I held onto 20+ mph riding north on Rainier.
While taking a nature break at Coulon Park some other guy was washing his hands when a third guy walks in talking loudly on his cell phone. He glances around and then asks, "Is this the men's restroom?"
While on Lake WA Blvd it started to get a little darker and that was fun. I saw a bunch of kids with wheelbarrows setting out candles along the lake. Kinda like when they do that at Green Lake. Shelley and I will be there for sure.
|Workout Food||snowshoe - water|
ride - 2 large bottles each w/3 scoops Perpetuem, 2 gels
|Time of Day||snowshoe - 9:30 AM|
ride - 1:00 PM
|Weather||snowshoe - low 30s in the shade, very comfy in the sun|
ride - upper 30s, dry, partly cloudy, calm
|Time||snowshoe - 1:22|
ride - 3:15
|Distance||snowshoe - 2 miles|
ride - 50 miles
|Equipment||Single Speed Bike|
|Clothing||ride - Sugoi shoe covers, Roubaix knickers, Roubaix leg warmers, Craft long sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, heavy long sleeve jersey, Polypropylene gloves, OR Gripper gloves, cap|