Today's Bike Ride
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Here is the Garmin Data on my ride today. The first link is part 1 and the second link is part 2.
I crashed/wrecked/fell on my bike at the end of part 1 when I was trying to get moving from a stop and was in too high a gear. I tried to get to a low gear too fast and ended up having the chain fall off! Suddenly, I have no "power" on the bike and I'm clipped in and over I go! I landed on the palm of my had, the thick pad under the thumb is very, very sore. I will have to ice it later when I finish in the yard.
Otherwise, I am feeling pretty good about the new bike - and the cycling. I went 19.22 miles, with an average speed of 14.6 mph (the goal was 15 mph) and a max speed of 23 mph.
I'm starting out early this year - longer training time should hopefully result in no injuries (if I keep myself from falling) and a better overall time. Sure, The Pelotonia isn't a race, but it's nice to finish in better time than I did last year :)