Bicycle Diaries

30 years riding, 15 years writing

Like being in an oven

The last couple of weeks have been brutally hot. Not just high temperature hot, but like that burst of hot air that comes out of your oven when you’re taking out the cake.

Well, it’s been like that, no outside activities for any of us. A couple of days ago it rained, with the clouds came a cooling off, I took advantage and mowed the lawn yesterday. I finally got to ride today, it was hot, but not oven mitt hot.

Tried to pick up where I had left off a week ago. For the first couple of miles, I was feeling great, I could pedal with ease. 5 miles in, my quads started to take notice, by mile 8, my lungs chimed in.

Fresh legs throughout my ride oh fair Genie.

distance 12.84 miles, average speed 13.8 mph.