i was planning to ride longer today, but i had a late night, rather involved ems run and didn't get to bed as early as i would've liked. i woke up sore and stiff, not at all ready to put the hammer to the cranks. so i just dressed when i finally woke up and went out.
my original plan was to ride 25 miles so i could move myself up in the "cycling into spring" challenge. i've made it my goal to stay in the top 20. don't know if i can do it, but it's worth a try.
anyway, i rode east and just kept going, riding right past the turn around for a 25-miler. i went clear to the 14 mile mark and then flipped around. the wind was horrific on the way out. it held me to a 13.5mph average.
the wind helped just a little on the way back. i still wasn't producing super high speeds, but i managed to eke out a 16.5mph average, bringing my overall up to 14.9mph.
the only excitement this morning involved running over a french fry and dodging a couple of puppies when i got back into town. they'd gotten loose and just wanted to say high in the floppy, hoppy way. love puppies, but not when they're frolicking near my bike while i'm rolling. hope their master wakes up soon and gets them back in their pen.
i'm back now, ready to get moving on the rest of the day's tasks. have a great one! (28.08 miles @ 14.9mph)