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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Getting some more ASS...phalt


With all the rain we have had so far I have spent next to no time on the trails and most of my riding has been on roads, either commuting or actually riding asphalt.  Of course, I can't ignore the fact that I really love my Cannondale.  I love having just a little squish up front for descending dirt roads and riding trails like I did today at Fairfield Hills again.  I also found that I have to be more careful with my singlespeed riding and do that every other day.  Back to back SS'ing is not good for my knee.


I stayed up too late the night before playing Minecraft, add in that it was still raining when I woke up, and you get a pegged Give-a-shit meter.  Getting home early from work was an excellent opportunity to make up for chickening out on the commute but just as I was getting ready to leave, it began to rain.  Checking the Weather Channel online it seemed to be just a passing shower so I headed out.

 

The passing shower really cooled the area off and I was glad that I was actually wearing another layer under my jersey.  I am finding a sleeveless wicking shirt to be perfect for riding in most temperatures because it absorbs most of my sweat and seems to keep my cooler with the wind from the outer jersey.  Of course I am not sure I would do this in 80 or 90 degree temperatures.


Looks like we just caught the edge of the storm.  The roads by me were damp but no soaked.  When I got down towards the other end of Castle Meadow Road the roads were soaked!


Brought a few snacks for the ride, including a banana that I found troublesome to peal and pedal at the same time.  I also had a goo and a unibar and was never fatigued or lacking energy.  I think this is going to be one of my new work out courses. 

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