Tuesday, November 27, 2007

IT'S NOT A BIKE COMMUTE....

.... it's a wonderful chance to get in a 16-mile ride before work.

..... it's the chance to keep up my cross-training and keep from running too much and aggravating my healing Achilles tendonitis while still training for the Austin Marathon (Feb. 17.)

Steve's job starts tomorrow which means that Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, I'm on the bike to work (16 miles, steep hills the last 3 or 4 miles.)

I start work at noon tomorrow; I'm leaving here about 9:30. I'm sure I can average more than 8 mph but I haven't ridden it before so I'm being extra-conservative. The hills are major. Good training for SavageMan :-) In addition to this being my first chance to see how long it takes me, I also need to leave time to clean up and change my clothes and eat something once I get there. 2.5 hours ought to do it all (unless I have a flat tire....)

Sunny and low-to-mid 50's (I have no idea what that is in *C) during the time I'll be riding. Sounds good.

It's not commuting by bike. It's getting in a great ride before work. And then I get my grandkid fix for the rest of the day.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

How was your first day of bike commuting?

Bummer about the hills at the end of the ride. The last place I worked had a steep hill the final .7 mile. It was 8 miles away, I always allowed 40 minutes. I hated arriving hot and lathered so tried to maintain a speed that didn't cause a sweat.