Mon Nite Ride(r)
Was able to get a great price hook up from my sponsor www.bikeman.com on a 2nd Niterider Storm battery. Thanks Al! So I used the booty I won at Lodi to pay for it, so it's like free right?? I also was offered Blowtorch batteries/lights from my friends Caryn and Tom, so looks like I'll be lit up like a freaking Wal-Mart all night at Big Bear and 7 Springs this year. Sweet!
Monday night's ride was great. Funny how the threat of thunder storms will help you with your speed. I went balz out (as much as I can with traffic, lights and some big ass hills) to a stay one step ahead of the rain and did my 30 mile loop at an avg. speed of 18.5 MPH. I needed a TT work out like this. Felt good to burn like that. Spent 45 minutes in my LT zone and over 5 minutes above it. These workouts are hard because I do 99% of my riding on my own. The groups that I used to ride with can be chatty and Kev is still healing from the knee blowout so he's only going at about 60% right now. So other than racing it takes some focus to push myself like that. Plus I NEVER got rained on.
On the down side: I'm fighing off some sort of "raspy" throat. So I've upped my vitamins and am downing Emer'gen-C.
No ride tonight. Bike stuff at Tom's.