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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.
    1242 days ago
  • GARDENQE2
    I'm glad you're back in the saddle again!
    Best wishes! emoticon
    1242 days ago
  • DR1939
    Good to hear from you. I've missed reading about your rides. emoticon
    1242 days ago
  • LIVESTRONG2010
    Welcome to the New Year! Best way to start it off. Hope you get several more days in January to get in more miles!
    1242 days ago
  • GREENGENES
    Excellent. Good to "hear" from you again! Here's to great riding in 2014!
    1242 days ago
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