It’s the long weekend. That in itself would be enough to certify it as Today’s (and this weekend’s) Perfect Moment, but something tells me that’s what I will pick on Monday ……after waking up at a leisurely hour.
I guess I am going to have to pick my morning bike ride.
The Aftermath of Dinner
I woke with a belly full of fish and chips. I had gotten a take out order from the local shop. I was quite surprised that the clerk remembered my name. I haven’t been there often but since I often go when it isn’t busy, I have time to talk to her. She is a lovely woman with a good sense of humour. Again, I am surprised she remembered my name.
Despite the full stomach, I headed out for the ride. The weather was predicted to be sunny but rather hot. Since I was sweating just preparing for the ride, I had no doubt that would be true.
After several weeks of riding the same or similar route, we headed off in the opposite direction. I thought we were going to go to the lake, but we didn’t. I did see some nice scenery and I certainly climbed some hills.
I can’t say it was my best ride. I faded at the end…and at parts in the middle. My cardio wasn’t bad, I just couldn’t push myself. Maybe I am tired. Maybe I was too full of chips. I went up hills in a very low gear and couldn’t get out of the saddle and up on the pedals well. I did manage pick up some good speed on some of the downhill sections, but that just brought me level with the group again for a short while.
I did about 80km but Strava only recorded 71 of them. It was my longest ride of the season.
A Bike Fit?
One of the group leaders said that I might find it worth going for a bike fit as I seemed to be snaking all over the road–well, not all over the road, but more than I should. He pointed out some smooth riders and said I should aspire to that. He suggested lowering the seat a hair, or maybe moving my seat position back. I wonder which of the many bike stores in the area would give me the best results? If anyone reading this has any advice that would be wonderful.