|2003-07-13, 06:15 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas (San Antonio)
Magic 10 mile mark (no where's your other wheel)
This morming I jumped back on the 28"er and set out for a little more distance. Today's route took me to the Hike and Bike trail system that links most of the old Spanish Missions here in San Antonio. I started at 9:30 hoping to finish before the Texas heat became too much to bear. On the way out, I encountered quite a few cyclists without as much as one "where's your other wheel?'
The remarks I received this time were from simple statements like "awesome" and a "WOW" to a very complimentary "you get all my respect!"
The ride itself was very enjoyable. I managed to pull off a full 7 miles before finally succumbing to the temperature and doing my first dismount as I decided to take a break and cool down by laying on a park bench under a big pecan tree.
As I laid there I haerd voices and looked over to see a group of about 5 cyclists talking and pointing at my uni, so of course, I had to get up and strike up a conversation with them. They asked how far I was going and when I told them I should finish out at around 10 miles they looked stunned!!! They were shooting for the same distance on 2 wheels. We spoke a little more as I bid them adieu and jumped back on and rode away. (Thank God , I nailed the freemount!!!!!!!!)
When I got back to the car and check my computer, I found that I did make it to the 10 mile mark with .3 miles to spare. Average speed was only 7.8 and topped out @10.8 mph. but I'll get faster as I get more miles under my belt.
Even with the heat, it really worked out to be a pretty good ride overall
If you ain't crashing, you ain't going fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Krashin'Kenny; 2003-07-13 at 06:17 PM.
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