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Bike Day
For any who wondered, I am home safe and sound. I had a good riding day yesterday, over 25 miles in total. It was an all-bicycle day: went to the library, visited a garage sale, bought cookies and cat food, got my hair cut, then rode to SEMGS (lugging the cat food in my pannier all the way to and from smegs -- most of the cookies, at least, only went one way).

It was very hot out during the day, but when I was actually riding there was enough wind to keep me pretty comfortable. The problem would be when I stopped riding: my body would still be generating all that heat, with no way for it to cool off. I walked into G&G's all red-faced and sweaty. Fortunately they kindly offered to let me take a shower, which made all of smegs much more enjoyable (for everybody, I'm sure!).

I left for home after midnight, but I have lights and a bright shirt -- the ride home was just fine. Actually aside from being occasionally worried about the dark, it was a very pleasant ride. Cooler temperature and less traffic.


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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: August 5th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
How sore are you today after your first extended ride in a while?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 5th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not bad. Some mild all-over soreness and tiredness, especially in my arms for some reason. But I've been going back and forth to work around once a week for a bit now, and that's a total of 16 miles -- just with a long break halfway through. So it wasn't a complete system shock.
From: writerwench Date: August 5th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, well done you! That's a lot of riding, especially on a hot day.
My arms used to get really tired, but that's just because they were supporting the weight of my upper body, something they weren't used to.
jebra From: jebra Date: August 5th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a wonderful time riding. It would have been fun to have joined you.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: August 6th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I take credit for shouting, "Gini, do you have a towel for Rennie?" which brought out her natural wonderfulness.
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