Tuesday, 02 March, 2004


It looks like the cold weather is over for another year.  Central Texas is moving right into early Spring, with warm and rainy days.  The temperature was 64 degrees when I got up this morning, so I took the bike off the mag trainer and went for a ride.  I half expected to be slow today and easily tired because I haven't been out on the road for almost four weeks.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was strong throughout the ride and able to keep a decent pace up the moderate hills that were on my route.  The hours and intervals I put in on that mag trainer really were helpful.  I finished 21 miles at a pace that's much faster than what I had expected, and I wasn't exhausted afterwards.  The big ride starts in exactly 4 weeks.