Morning Stats

Distance: 22.90 miles
Time: 01:09:00
Terrain: Road: Rolling
Bike: Specialized Allez Road
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 61F, cool, overcast. Chipmunk index of 3.

Morning Ride

The first chipmunk I saw was running about 20mph across rt 179, just after the Ocean State Job Lot in Canton.  He avoided a truck going one way, a car going the other, and me.  I cheered him on.  I found out from my pals at bikejournal.com that I’m not the only one who talks to the animals a lot when they’re riding.

I told myself as I was leaving the house that I was going to try to keep a mild pace.  It was almost a 23 mile run, and I didn’t want to overdo it.  Well, I overdid it.  My average speed was 19.91 mph.  I hope I’m not stupid on my ride home.  I really should chill out and have a nice long recovery ride.

I’m starting to look at cross bikes … maybe I shouldn’t be.  The one I want is made by Pinarello.  The dude at Benidorm Bikes in Canton says I just asked him for an Aston Martin.  It turns out that maybe I should be looking for a new mountain bike for the type of riding I want to do.  Damn.  I really had my sights set.  Wouldn’t you?

Evening Stats

Distance: 22.90 miles
Time: 01:30:00
Terrain: Road: Rolling
Bike: Specialized Allez Road
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 66F, partly sunny, nice sunset. Chipmunk index of 0.

Evening Ride

Tonight’s ride was long and beautiful.  I took my own advices and kept the pace comfortable.  I even took a minute to stop at the Canton Creamery and have some delicious, home-made ice cream – tahitian coconut with chocolate chips and cinnamon – and I ate it while I was riding.  I marveled at the irony of burning calories and eating a bunch more.

I have to go feed the cats.  They’re bugging my wife.

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