Thursday, April 11, 2013
I rode home along the north side of the river. That's my normal route, but it's very exposed to the wind. The south side of the river has more protection from the wind, but that route adds four miles to my commute.
The waves on the river were about 8" high; every now & then, I'd see waves 1' tall. No, that's not a big wave, but the river is only a half a mile wide. That's not much of a fetch. The wind was 25-30 mph, with gusts that I'd guess were close to 40. It was a brutally slow ride.
I was surprised to see other people out on the trail, but all I saw were walkers & runners. Most days, I see a few riders that appear to be out on training rides. What better conditions to train in than brutal winds? No, it's not a lot of fun, but it's a heck of a workout!
I bought a Fitbit recently. I had it tucking into my bibshorts on the way home. It logged my 10.4 ride as 8000 steps & 23 flights of stairs. Interesting. I like the Fitbit, but if I sync it with SparkPeople and then log my bike ride, I'll end up with a completely wacky calorie burn count.