07/09/06

Location =  Tijeras to Sandia Crest  
Distance =  60.80
Time =  5:24:23
Ave. Speed =  11.2
Max. Speed =  39.5
Monthly Dist. =    80.88
Yearly Dist. =  1674.42

I managed to make it up to the Sandia Crest, extending the Streak to 19 months in a row, but it was a struggle. I've only been riding once a week for the last month or so, and it has caused me to lose much of the fitness that I had acquired, getting ready for Durango. Oh well... Some of the time off hasn't been my fault, because it has been raining a lot in the evenings, and that has kept me in the house. The good news is that the fire restrictions have been lifted in the National Forest, so I'll be able to hit the trails with my mountain bike, next week. Yipee!!!

I headed out from the house around 9:00am, and it was still cool out, so I wore my arm and leg warmers. I kept them on for the entire climb up to the crest, and for the descent back down, and the ride in to Tijeras. I stopped at the Ranger Station to take them off, as it had warmed up in to the 80s, and to get some more water. I climbed back up to the house, and proceeded to take a nap. I am definitely slacking off, because I never put out much effort on this ride. I guess climbing six or seven thousand feet of elevation, takes a lot out of a person, even if you're going slowly.

It was a partly cloudy day, with temps varying from the 60s to the 80s.

Hopefully, this will be a turning point of the summer, and I will start to get more rides in. I need to if I expect to do well in Moab, in October.



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