Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Ride to Montauk (in bullets)

  • I haven't done a lot of training this year
  • The last I was on a bike was 3 weeks ago.
  • Longest ride this year has been 50 miles. 
  • Somehow I didn't think this would be an issue.
  • This ride had 73 and 109 mile choices.
  • I chose 109. Should have chosen 73.
  • Summer decided to start this week with temps breaking 90 on Thursday and Friday.
  • Saturday was supposed to be not as hot.
  • Woke up without a cloud in the sky.
  • Up at 5am to met the TNT LI cycle group for a 6am departure. 
  • In typical TNT timing, actually left at 7:15.
  • Serious cross wind and sun beating down. Getting hot early.
  • Realized I missed some key spots with sun tan lotion.
  • First 30 miles was great. Rest of the ride less so.
  • Didn't have any endurance (surprise!) but kept going.
  • Lots of aches and pains since I wasn't used to being in the saddle this long.
  • At the 3rd rest stop (76 mikes) decided to get in a SAGmobile to the end rather than slog it in. Could have finished with a high physical cost.
  • Still think this was a wise choice.
  • Waiting too long for the stragglers so got on the bike and rode the last 6+ miles.
  • All in, 82 miles.
  • Fairly happy with the 82.
  • Realized, though, I have to actually train. Can't wing it any more.
  • Had only one free beer at the end.
  • Enjoyed scamming a way to ship my bike back to civilization.
  • Not feeling so bad today (the day after).
  • Looking for more rides to do better.
  • Think I'll do the FiremanIronman training camp. One issue is that I'm swimming less than riding.
  • There is an obvious solution to that. Just need to do it.


Kate Geisen said...

Nice job on the 82 miles!

TriMOEngr said...

Solid day on the bike regardless of the final tally. Hope the sunburn wasn't too bad. I am thankful that I rode in the rain and under heavy clouds all day instead of beating down sun.

Ransick said...

Nice ride! 82 miles is nothing to sneeze at.