eric m is a sneaky man. yesterday he waited until after i had posted my mileage before planning his ride for the day. he rode 1/100th of mile further than me. so today, i'm going to trick him. i'm not posting this workout on on dailymile.com until after i'm home from the basketball games at the high school tonight. by then it will be too late for him to tailor his ride to beat mine unless he stays up really late. (i am much sneakier than he is!)
so how did my ride go? it was a good one. rode harder than usual and ended with a respectable 17.6mph average over 26.07 miles. the wind was from the southeast, but didn't really hamper a hard hammer fest going either direction. i was riding at 17.1mph on the way out. the worst part of the ride was the little stretch of road where they are working on the drainage ditch next the road to mayfield. there were clumps of dried mud all over the place on the shoulder. it was a bit bumpy for awhile.
temperature wise, today wasn't quite as nice as yesterday. it was supposed to be near 40 by noon, but the freezing fog hung around longer than predicted preventing much warming. it was only 29 when i left and 35 when i got back. (26.07 miles @ 17.6mph)