August 26th, 2009

Bike 02

New. League. Record.

So, between all the bad weather early in the year, and my recent back problems, I'm about 130 miles behind last year's pace. Still, that has me just short of a thousand miles on the year, and way ahead of 2007, or for that matter, any other year besides '08.

I mentioned awhile back that I've been trying to ride harder to make up for the lower weekly distances. At the time I was quite proud of myself for having averaged 14 mph for a ride for the first time since since 1993. The best ride I had in '93 had averaged 14.5 mph. I finally managed to break that record last month with a 14.6 mph ride.

Tonight I did sixteen miles at 15.1 mph! Way to go leg muscles!

Of course, in the midst of my ride I was passed by a guy on road bike who went by me like he was Lance Armstrong. It's all a matter of perspective.