Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hellacious Winds Today

Oh my gawd, I am totally exhausted. This will be short because I just don't think that I have it in me to type much. Kevin and I traveled 50 miles today and the first 30 were against the wind. Now I have cycled the Hutto, TX Salt Lick ride with Patti's Endurance Cycling Group and that can be a real test but today was my most challenging ride to date. I have never encountered winds like this in my life. Kevin and I took turns drafting (thank you Kevin) but I have got to step up my training before the 65 mile Pedal Through the Pines on March 7th.

I am going to ice my back now and relax. Have a great week everyone.


  1. Good luck at the Pedal thru the Pines, it's a great ride, one of my favorites. Be ready to climb, the section at the start through the state parks is very hilly. Last year when I did it there were quite a few riders falling over, it was the darnedest thing they couldn't get unclipped and lost their momentum and just fell right over.

  2. Funny you should mention falling Mike...
    I didn't mean to fall over that day but I did. Had looked back to see if my buddy Kevin made it through the intersection and I went off the shoulder, slipped in some gravel and hit the ground. What an idiot! On a flight yesterday the lady across the aisle from me grabbed her bag from the overhead bin, swung around and hit it me right on my bruised shoulder. =(

    Thanks for the heads up info on the ride. I'll start training on hills for the next week or so just in case.