Activity: road cycling
Location: Bowie, MD > North Beach, MD
Distance: 62.0 miles (moderately hilly)
Weather: sunny, 35 to 55 degrees
Avg HR: 160 (max 181)
PPTC “Winter Training Loops” ride. A great turnout for this ride, which went the longest proposed distance due to gorgeous weather (a handful of riders opted for a shorter, 52-mile ride). The pace was brisk (19.6 mph average), and the group was in good spirits. The weather warmed throughout, which is good because there are some parts of the route that are notorious for road ice. The rest stop in North Beach featured one of the best espressos I’ve had in some time. I cramped around mile 54 due to dehydration, but rode it out with a simple spin.