Yay! I really am getting into the whole road biking thing. It is super nice out (at least right now) and I like scooting around town on two wheels under my own power.
I am really, really craving getting that Edge though. While riding around is fun, it isn’t exactly what I would like to do. Since I am such a competitive person I would like to have stats for my ride. And to have stats, I would like to see how long I was actually riding and how fast I was going during that ride.
Speaking of competition. I rode the canal and there was a guy that got on the canal right after me (Gilbert Rd and Warner). At the road crossings I obviously had to slow down to make sure that traffic clear. A couple of times he caught up to me and was crossing the street with me. One time being where there was a giant concrete ledge (the curb that was undone due to construction) that I wasn’t about to jump on a road bike. he was able to jump over it while I took a detour of about 20 feet so I could use a small ramp and a little section of sidewalk. I knew he was right there behind me and made good time getting over that curb whilst I took my detour. So what do I do once I got back on the trail? I blasted it. Pedaled until my legs lit on fire. Then the wind started kicking up – of course, in my face, not at my back – and I wouldn’t allow myself to step the gears down to make it easier. Nope! This was my chance to get more distance between us. LOL. I’m a crazy bat…
Today’s ride was 33.5 miles. Interesting enough, when I mapped it out on google maps, it said that it would have taken me 1 hr and 15 mins to drive that. For me, it took me 1 hr 40 minutes. So using that, I suppose I went an average of around 20 mph. Yay! But then again, I was taking the canal, of which I can’t trace on Google Maps, so my average was probably closer to 18 mph. Still nice.