Sunday, 28 December, 2003

Bike, Bike, Bike

My road bike was in the shop all week, and I was kind of busy (or lazy, depending on your point of view) doing other things.  I managed an hour long mountain bike ride on Monday, mostly flat ground and no major effort.  Friday I loaded the bike into the truck and headed down to Walnut Creek Park where I spent a little over two hours exploring the trails there with another cyclist I met.  We covered 20 miles or so through the trees, up and down the ravines, and getting our feet wet crossing the creek.  It's the most fun I've had on my mountain bike in quite some time.

I got the road bike back on Saturday and took it out today for a shakedown cruise:  63 miles of mostly up and down, with a couple of major hills thrown in at about the 50 mile mark.  I was tired by the time I got home but felt surprisingly good, especially considering that I haven't been riding much the last few weeks.  Laziness is over now (I hope).  I have three months until the big ride.  I wonder if I could make that in two days rather than three.