Summer has nearly passed me by this year again leaving me staring back thru a hazy goblet of heavily hopped IPA. The golden tint of everything through this view makes the tale much more bearable.
The short story of the summer, is I rode a LOT. Well for me. YTD I'm at 149'ish logged gps activities at just under 2000 miles by the end of today. Last year I had 110'ish and 1350'ish total. Checking back in the logs I was at #79 June 1. Not bad considering I also had 2 weeks of forced car commuting and was sick as hell for a week and change also in Aug.
The commute in the AM was extremely nice due to a perfect temperature and nice scenery on the WOD. Pretty busy morning to. I did get passed but the guy was a total hammerhead on his commuting road rig. I tried to keep up but just couldn't push that fast that soon.
Doing a regular group ride out of FreshBikes Mosiac on Wednesday with PeteB and it's been good. I can see that in general I've been ticking up faster since the start adding about 1.1mph since the start. Last week was much slower due to tired legs and then HORRIBLE traffic coming down Gallows where we typically are flying. Basically had to almost walk before the 66 overpass to the metro station. Hopefully I'll be fresher myself this week. Going to push HARD to ride to work 3 or 4 days this week, though if I work from home on Saturday I might accept 3.
Busy week this week with MORE BOD meeting tonight, Tuesday has riding options, Wednesday MUSE (no freshbikes, oh well), Thursday TNR, Friday uh something. Jeez. Plus I'm on super grind at work starting tomorrow potentially for 2 weeks while boss goes to Pakistan. But the extra money will be nice. Will have to pack extra lunch. Today I packed a huge salad with chicken and a half PB&J.
Will weight in tomorrow for the first time in a while.
Also had Boatswain HLV and IPA last night from TraderJoe's. Not bad for $2 big boys!