Road Biking Fun

Road biking 31mar 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.


2 Responses to “Road Biking Fun”

  1. 1 DJ
    31 March 2008 at 18:18

    I am boycotting Google! Should you ever wanna ride in the West valley (the FAR west valley, Drop me a note, there are some pretty neat places out here to ride…

  2. 31 March 2008 at 18:33

    Boycott all you want. I don’t believe in global warming either but I highly doubt that Google’s “Earth Hour” was advocating that global warming is true.

    If you look up Earth Hour, it is about conservation. If you are going to boycott Google because they believe in turning off lights and appliances when not in use, then that is very sad.

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