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Date: 19 August, 2006

workout log: 19 august 2006

Activity: road cycling
Location: Poolesville, MD > Jefferson, MD
Distance: 58.8 miles (hilly)
Duration: 3:09
Weather: warm and muggy, 87 degrees
Avg HR: 165 (max 188)
Type: aerobic

Potomac Pedalers “Poolesville Pool & Picnic Ride.” A great ride with a great picnic and swim after the finish. I rode at a decent pace, averaging 20.3 mph over the first 20 miles, which was a bit too fast to keep up for the duration. But I did fine, rode strong, and saved enough in the tank for tomorrow’s ride. I saw an egret up-close – close enough that its wingtip touched me on the shoulder a few times – very cool. And the conversation after the ride was great – I really love my bike club.

random stuff in my life

Some randomness from Friday:

  • While walking in Georgetown around noon, I saw a family that was a spitting image of the Weasley family from the Harry Potter books and films. Ma, pa, and at least six children (one of whom was a girl), all with shockingly red ginger hair.
  • I find it absolutely unbelievable that motorists in the streets of Georgetown insist on passing me while I ride my bike, even though I’m riding 25 mph – the posted speed limit for said streets. It’s not like they’re getting to point “B” any faster, folks – I tend to meet these motorists again at intersections.
  • Had a great time at the WNBA game tonight between the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun. The Sun won – yay! – and it was a decent game, though any NCAA champion squad from the past ten years could’ve mopped the floor with either team, the way they played tonight. But the attendance was fairly pathetic – the lower bowl of Verizon Center was maybe half-full, if only slightly above that.

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