There I am standing around Bike City grumbling that I was going to have to ride by myself this afternoon when I get a call from Gary asking if I wanted to go on a 30 mile ride with him at 1630. Of course I did but I should have known that it was going to be a hilly route. We left out of the Downtown Church of Christ parking lot on N. Main and went up to Johnson Road and followed it to Fairview. Hill after hill after hill. I only had to walk up one though and I was 3/4 of the way up it before giving out. We had also just completed one where Gary had to walk and I made it all the way up. That never happens!!!!!! I'm still not sure he didn't walk just to make me feel better. I'm favoring my right leg at the moment, I had twisted funny moving around in my truck Monday afternoon and it's been giving me fits since then. We only made it to 12.96 miles before turning back but with the heat, the hills, and the headwind that was plenty. I was looking forward to having that wind push us back into town but it died down just when we turned around, darn it.
Totals: 25.92 miles, 13.4 mph ave., 42 mph max, done in 1:55.56.
I actually started my motorcycle this afternoon and used it to go run my errands. This is only the 3rd time this year that I've rode it. I'm surprised she started and wasn't cranky with me. What errands? New Asics 2130s (I had been running in some clearance Mizunos that were not agreeing with my feet), the Aug. issue of Bicycle, and some new hair color to make those pesky gray hairs disappear (now I actually need to put it in). The new Asics set me back $102.60 with tax, ouch!
Now excuse me while I go soak in a cold bath...............