I felt much better today than yesterday… Apparently the college loser in me is still present as I drank much too much at our New Year's Eve party and paid the price yesterday. Laughable in retrospect, painful at the time.
So today I got in a fun ride AND Shelley and I went snowshoeing. Good times.
The ride today felt rather difficult! :( Of course looking back I have not ridden in ages and so it's no wonder that running is not keeping me fresh for riding. Still, it was GREAT to get out with Tim W and catch up and talk about expensive bikes for a change. Normally that discussion has very little appeal to me today it was just fine.
At the end I was beat down.
Will I ever hang up my single speed bike? At this point I'm starting to think I should just stay on it and only enter single speed events. Screw all the geared stuff.
When Shelley and I got up to the snow we gained a bit of elevation on the road and then turned off on a side trail. The trail was really well travelled so after a bit we turned off of that that and started making our own way through the trees. FUN. And good thing we had a GPS. This is the way to go for sure, crowds while snowshoeing (or hiking, etc.) are a massive drag.
The snow was pretty fresh and the top 8" or so were super light. This is a really fun activity.
|5:30 AM - 2 bananas, almond butter
6:30 AM - apple sauce, walnuts
|ride - large bottle w/3 scoops Perpetuem, large bottle w/1 tablet Nuun and 1 scoop Cytomax, gel
snowshoe - water, almonds, jerky
|Time of Day
|ride - 8:00 AM
snowshoe - 1:00 PM
|ride - low to mid 40s, dry, calm
snowshoe - low 30s, dry, calm
|ride - 2:56
snowshoe - 1:54
|ride - 45 miles
snowshoe - 3.3 miles
|ride - Single Speed Bike