Last night I went for my first decent ride in quite a while. I rode from work to my friends house - 7.5kms, then from there to home - 8.5kms. Not a huge ride, but considering how slack I have been a good ride nonetheless.
The ride there was awesome. For anyone who doesn't know Adelaide, it is on a very very slight slope from East to West, down towards the sea. You don't notice in in a car, but once you get on a bike, you can tell it's there. Especially when the winds are working against you. So the ride there was heading west with a beautiful tail wind. I got up to 42kmph going down a bridge which was SO much fun!
The ride home, not so much fun. Slight up slope and a head wind. The head wind through the city was so severe that at one point, on a relatively flat road where I would normally sit comfortably on 25kmph, I was struggling to stay at 13kmph. It was TOUGH. But I did it without getting off to walk so I am happy with that!
This morning I am sore. So tonight I will go for a walk to try and work out the stiffness. It was awesome fun though and I can't wait to get out there for another good ride on the weekend.
Yesterday I completed all my daily goals which left me feeling quite proud, so let's go for another day.
1) Stick to my eating plan
2) Drink my water
3) Go for a walk after work
4) More laundry - sigh...
5) Knit half a square
EDIT: I just registered for the Adelaide 2010 Earth Ride around the city. We have had to withdraw our Relay Team due to low numbers which now means I can do this ride! Am very excited.