In which I count on my fingers, try to stay cool, and still go riding
I did some math recently, and discovered that the next 50-miler I want to enter
is about 6 weeks away. Eeeeeek!
I've been slacking off on training rides lately.
Time to get that Dragon back out on the trails!
|15 mile ride last weekend|
The temps have been hot, and the forecast is for hotter weather this week.
|7 miles of speed (top speed 16.1 mph, average speed closer to 6)|
The woods are often shady in the late afternoons and early evenings.
|8.5 miles, not rushing and not dawdling.|
|A ride with the Red Horses!|
Today I met up with Susanna (and Ted) , Eleni (and Hana), and Duana (and Freya) for a ride down to the river.
|Freya has never walked into a river before!|
Susanna figures this is Ted's 7th or 8th trail ride (ever). He was a rock star!
|Typical Standardbred: he stops to think a little bit about new stuff...|
|...and then he walks on forward|
There was lots of laughing and talking, and even some singing. Because that's the way we do things.
|Tired-out Ted got a break on the road home, but he was still striding out happily towards the trailhead|