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Day: May 1, 2007

cycling in may – 2007 edition

Another year, another celebration of National Bike Month. And if you’ve read this blog for a while, you’re aware that I made every effort to ride very day in the month of May, 2006.

I didn’t quite make it, but I became much faster and stronger by riding as much as I did.

So this year, I plan to do it again.

Of course, I’m working with a better setup going into the month. I’ve already cycled 900 miles in 2007 – almost twice as many as I had at this point last year. I’m riding with the A and AA riders now, as opposed to the B and BB riders last year. I’m leading PPTC rides now, and I’ve already completed three metric centuries (100 km/62 mi).

But there’s much more to accomplish.

And so I keep on riding.

workout log: 1 may 2007

Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Great Falls, MD > Dupont Circle
Distance: 33.0 miles (moderately hilly)
Duration: 1:42
Weather: sunny, 79 degrees
Avg HR: 150 (max 177)
Type: aerobic

PPTC “Downtown Breakaway” ride. A good, spirited group showed up tonight. Five of us who rode at a AA pace added a few miles to our route by looping over to the Great Falls access road, which added a hill. I didn’t feel completely on my game tonight – I don’t think I had enough quality calories in my tank going into the ride – but I did okay. I’m still getting used to my new front wheel (a Mavic Aksium, for the curious), as it has a different ride quality than the old, stock LeMond wheel. But I like it.

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