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Can't believe I got in a 25 KM ride on Jan 2, 2014!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year everyone. Time to get re-sparked!

I have been really slacking on both exercise and nutrition lately, and of course, that caused a serious relapse in conditioning and weight. But it's a new year and time to get re-energized and re-sparked!

I could not believe my good fortune today for January. It was a nice sunny day, the winds were calm, and the thermometer climbed over 40 degrees today - I just had to ride! It isn't often we have weather that great in January and I really needed to make use of it.

I got out about 45 minutes before sunset and spent the time before sunset going out into the wind. I knew it was going to get cold once the sun went down so I wanted to have the wind at my back once it got dark (in January, if you get out after work, you will spend a lot of time riding in the dark).

It was a nice ride (especially for January!). I was a little chilled once I stopped and took a short refuel break, but I had worn enough layers that it really wasn't an issue. I also wore some new booties that I got from REI - having your bike shoes in some really nice GORE booties makes all the difference in the world. I really didn't notice any cold feet - something that I can't say when I've gone out in the 40's with only tennis shoes on.

Anyway, it was a GREAT way to start out my 4th year as a serious cyclist. Onward!
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  • NHES220
    Wow, nice to get a ride in January. That would not happen in Chicago. I'm stuck with the treadmill for my running since I'm afraid of slipping and falling.
    1025 days ago
    I'm glad you're back in the saddle again!
    Best wishes! emoticon
    1025 days ago
  • DR1939
    Good to hear from you. I've missed reading about your rides. emoticon
    1025 days ago
    Welcome to the New Year! Best way to start it off. Hope you get several more days in January to get in more miles!
    1026 days ago
    Excellent. Good to "hear" from you again! Here's to great riding in 2014!
    1026 days ago
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