Taking a Ride

Sunday, June 20, 2010

On Saturday morning, Sarah and I loaded our bikes on her rack and drove to the Perkiomen Trail, where we rode 11 miles, including a quarter of a mile up a 12% grade mountain (I'm not kidding... They dont call it Spring Mount for nothing!).  It took about an hour and a half.  Tonight, I took a 7.1 mile ride alone, but, and this is the kicker, I did the entire thing in third gear!  (My bike has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, with ranges from 1st through 8th within a given gear.  1-1 would be the easiest, 3-8 would be the hardest.)  I average 3-4 to 3-5, but I rode the last mile and a half (including a fairly good hill) in 3-8!

WOO HOO!!!

(Oh, and did I mention CD 1 on Friday?  That's a 5 week cycle!)

3 comments:

Fran said...

Wow! Good news all around! Well done on both the training and the 5 weeks cycle!!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Hey you are a local! I live in Delaware County. I have never done the Perkiomen trail, but I'd love to try it.

Michele said...

Oh, it is beautiful!! If you like to ride, we should meet up on the trail some morning. It is awesome!