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Day: May 27, 2006

workout log: 27 may 2006

Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Hains Point > Alexandria, VA
Distance: 27.5 miles (flat)
Duration: 1:48
Weather: sunny, 80 degrees
Avg HR: 141 (max 165)
Type: aerobic

A lazy, post-sick-day ride to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy a lovely afternoon. The ride was slow, both due to the fact that I didn’t plan on a fast ride and to the fact that Memorial Day weekend in DC is a crowded one. Rolling Thunder loads up the streets of the greater DC area with motorcyclists (who are all happy to share the road with non-motorized cyclists), and the giant family picnics mean funky parking patterns at Hains Point.

So I rode more slowly, which was just fine. I got to see lots of ducks with their ducklings, geese with their goslings, egrets and even a few turtles along the inlets of the Potomac River. I spent a little time plane spotting down at Washington Sailing Marina before making a quick ride home, just beating sunset.

the streak is broken

Due to the fact that I spent all day yesterday shaking the 24-hour bug (and it’s gone, thankfully), I didn’t get to ride. Granted, I did do some work on the bike: installed a new chain and swapped out to a new rear wheel with a new cogset. I also installed new brake pads on the rear brakes to match the relatively new pads that adorn my front brakes. Much to my chagrin, I found that both of my rear wheels need to be trued. That’ll happen sometime this week.

But I’m going to ride this afternoon, which will be a nice opening to the 3-day weekend.

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