Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I Suck at Rest / Off days
Anyway... we split off at that point and I went off for my ride around the island. I picked a direction and rode with the general plan of following the coastline till 6:45 and then turning around to meet P when her class let out at 7:30 for the ride back to the house. The ride was really pretty. I went at a very relaxed pace as I just wanted to enjoy the scenery, recover from my hard effort yesterday and save some energy for my planned brick workout tomorrow. So today's ride was just to loosen up the legs and enjoy myself. It was a little on the cool side when I started but not too bad. Probably around 60 degrees, but that quickly lowered as the ride progressed, and it was quickly made to feel much much cooler when the wind really picked up. The crosswinds and headwinds at times were nuts. I was getting blown all over the road and the headwinds were turning descents into hard efforts. Somehow they never seemed to turn into tailwinds though. Which was annoying! Especially as descending into all those headwinds I felt like I would be rewarded when I climbed those hills on the way back with a tailwind. Nope. Somehow the wind kepts shifting about.
The scenery out here is amazing. It was such a beautifull ride. So nice to ride down roads with tall trees on either side of them or giant rolling fields, or a view of the ocean, and rocky beaches covered in driftwood. Its really quite spectacular out here. I did stop for a couple of quick pics... so here's some snapshots of my views today...
Posted by Nick Wisdom at 12:54 AM