Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quad County Metric

My fiance convinced me to sign up for the Quad County Metric Ride in Montgomery County. I signed up for the 68 mile ride, and am freaking out about it. I'm trying to convince my buddy to sign up with me if he's available. If he's going, we'll probably do the 45 mile loop, but if I go solo, I'm gonna try for the 68. I figured, if I'm going to do a century ride in October, I should try to complete a metric century first. I've ridden longer before, but this course has hills. After last weekends ride, I'm hoping I can hang on long enough to get to the descents.

What have I gotten myself into?

Holy hills!

Today after a counseling session, I drove home the same way I'd ridden this weekend. I did not realize it at the time, but I rode over a mile completely up hill and the ascent was a little more than 400 feet. Rough route. After seeing the hill, I'm extremely proud of what I accomplished.

I'm thinking about registering for a road ride on May 9th. I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Nice weather... FINALLY

So I haven't posted in a while. I've been real busy with Easter and homework and... other things. Anyway, I went for a ride yesterday. It was 70 degrees and beautiful outside. The winds were smacking me in the face, but it didn't matter. I decided to ride to my dads house, and then to my brothers house totaling 18 miles. I then wanted to take a different route back. Bad idea. I ended up climbing 3 HUGE hills, and then bonked. I got most of the way home, but I had to call for my mom to come get me. My quads were twitching like it was their job, I was almost out of water, and was completely out of food. I ended up with 29 miles. Not too bad, but that was easily the hardest ride of the season.

I'll be going out for another ride today. I'm gonna ride to see my fiance at work and then grab lunch with the bro. I'll tack a few extra miles on after lunch so I can get my bike to his place to hang out until my fiance's done at work. Should be a good afternoon. I'm looking forward to it. I think I'll probably take the long way to lunch.