Sunday, 30 November, 2003
Getting up for today's ride was more difficult than any of the previous three days. My friend Tim Thomas is training for triathlons and wanted me to push him a little on the bicycle. I needed to do a "recovery" ride anyway, to work out the kinks from the last three days, so he came out to my house at 9:00 and we headed out. I really shouldn't have pushed as hard as I did. The wind was still strong from the south, and we headed into it and up the hill to start. Tim's a lot stronger on the bike than he thought, and I had to work pretty hard to push him. The result wasn't a recovery ride at all, but rather a medium hard ride. We covered 19 miles at an average speed of 15 MPH, which in that wind was doing pretty good. My legs are totally destroyed now from a few hill sprints, and I'll have to take it easy the next few days to avoid hurting myself. But at least I was able to keep in front of a guy who's almost 10 years younger than I am.