Less Than OK
After my road ride yesterday, strings were pulled, teens were paid off, a baby sitter was found and Wifey and I had a "Date Night." JUST us. It was pretty sweet. Of course we went all out and went for pizza and beer at the local college bar; The Bird.
Once up, coffee, bacon and eggs were thrown down followed by some putzing on the computer. Then I figured I would ride. A road ride on my road bike. UG! WHY?? It was about 88 when I got out the door with a strong and constant 10+ mph WSW wind blowing. I took one turn, got hit in the face with the wind and turned around to go home.
Then I thought myself a big pussy, turned around and continued on. I mean it wasn't going to be a hard ride, just sort of putzing, but heading down the flat Baseline Road into the wind at 15 MPH with my HR up to about 160 was enough to make me want to drowned myself in a shallow pool of suck.
But I continued on, doing my best to ignore the heat and wind, knowing that soon enough I would be heading the opposite direction and get a nice tailwind.
After that short stint of speed I was content to spin home knowing that I at least go outside to do SOMETHING today. No a great ride, not a good ride, Christ, I don't know if it was even an OK ride. But it was a ride.