Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Avenel/Potomac, MD
Distance: 30.8 miles (moderately hilly)
Weather: sunny and breezy, 76 degrees
Avg HR: 141 (max 164)
A recovery ride on an adaptation of the usual course. The HR max came on a hill where I had to deal with traffic that was being ornery. In fact, I witnessed a cop pull over a driver for cutting off a cyclist during the ride – that cyclist being me. So that interrupted the ride for 15 minutes while the officer cuffed the guy, who was arguing that I had “no right to ride [my] toy on the roads.” The officer let him know that bicycles do, in fact, have the same rights as cars, and that he had not only cut me offi, but was speeding (50-something in a 40 zone) and didn’t signal his turn. I thanked him profusely for enforcing the law for cyclists – good cop. I also saw a family of red foxes: a mother and three kits.