Sunday, January 1, 2012

31/6000 miles today

Yes, it's true.  I got outside and rode my BMC for 31 miles today.  The temps were actually pretty nice - mid 60's, but the wind!!!  The wind was brutal, at least on the return leg of the ride.  I had a nice tailwind for the first hour and managed to average 17.5mph.  When I turned to head back towards home, though, I of course hit the headwind, all 17+ mph of it.  The return leg was also mostly uphill, on average, so uphill and into a brutal headwind. :)

Finished up the ride with a 2mi bit of tailwind to the house.  A bit tired this evening, but I really feel pretty good about starting 2012 with a ride.  I'll ride again 2 or 3 days this week plus a long ride on Saturday (2.5-3hr).  Yes, 2.5-3 hour rides are "long" rides for me at this time.  I'd like to up to around 5-6hr for long rides by the end of the month so that I might be able to get my first century ridden by the end of the month. :)

That's all for tonight!


skiffrun said...


Is that the planned mileage for this year?


wolfpack said...

Yes, that is my goal for 2012.