:: Thursday, August 19, 2004 ::
Weather /ride update
Someone heard my lament for the weather. It turned into a really nice day. Warm and sunny. I even put shorts on and sat on the porch for a bit. I went for a low km ride on the path to Boler. Coming back, I decided to try and catch up to a fast road bike dude for something to do. I didn't really expect to get up to the quick moving yellow speck in the distance, but I actually caught the guy after a couple of Km near the path under the Lombardo bridge at Wonderland! And then I passed him. And kept ahead of him. He did catch up to me and I realized after a bit he was drafting me.
He did this off and on for the balance of the chase - this was a friendly but flat out race, and I wanted to be first. I didn't let up once - 30-35kph or better - from the Merry-Go-Round at Storybook till the bridge over the Thames at the Forks (well, I slowed a bit going around into the dark pedestrian tunnel at the entrance to the bike path but that was it). I was quite winded and my heart was trip hammering when I finally got up to city streets after Harris Park.
That was really fun. It does help motivate you to go that much faster when someone is nipping at your heels!
:: Mike Wood 21:30 [+] ::