A couple weeks ago, I posted about a bad ride that led to my brain falling apart and me eating cookies … yeah, I know, cutting edge journalism! I owe you all a basic follow up.
Yesterday – my Tour de Pink training led me back to the Silver Comet. I needed a longer time in the saddle and the flatness of the Comet make it a great place to go. I wanted to do 40 – so this would be the same ride as the cookie ride. That was kind of in the back of my head, but getting done so I could go for a motorcycle ride was also.
On the way out – I felt good. Its kind of boring out there, but yesterday I saw a dude that had crashed waiting for an ambulance, a motorcycle (police), an ambulance, a car (Sheriff) and two people wearing strange outfits – including swords and shields. Yeah, different.
At about the mile point, I thought "Wow, I haven't been passed yet – today". Thirty seconds later – a scrappy woman on a tri-geek bike blew past me…. I laughed!
Anyway – at the turn around, I chilled for a second, stole some food from a guy (Thanks, free food guy) and headed back. Just after the turn around, a safe looking guy passed me so I jumped on his wheel. For about 7 miles, I was a professional wheel suck – but I enjoyed going fast. It was kind of like the old Scott showed up. (It's slightly downhill most of the way – and on a wheel, I'm hard to lose). We went through a few puddles here and there and I felt the spray of water on me legs and face… it was good.
Well, it's really hard to write compelling content about a boring ride – so I'm just going wrap it up with this. I finished the same ride, over 10 minutes faster (1 mph or something). I got a few Comet PRs (Oh … the excitement) and felt good after the ride. Much better than last time!
Remember – I was eager to get back and go on a motorcycle ride…. well, I got home and took a hot shower and my MC dream ended. I felt an overwhelming urge to go to sleep… and I did, and it was good!
Yeah – that's a much better ride!
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