How is this week half over already? I'm not complaining, but I feel like time is flying! Before I know it, PMC weekend will be here and I am far from ready!
Yesterday afternoon I went on a training ride along the Minuteman Bikeway. I parked at my friend Alison's house as she's right near the start of the bike path. Out and back totals about 22 miles. I started out a bit late and it was already in the 80s plus what felt like 100% humidity. Luckily, the path is fairly shaded, but there are some open areas that offer no protection from the sun. The heat didn't bother me too much until around mile 18.
I stopped at the Bedford Depot for a short rest. I felt good on the ride, but it just made me realize how much work I have to do over the next five and a half weeks so that I can finish my 192-mile trek from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA. After about 15 minutes and a quick snack, I got back on my bike and headed back to Alison's. On the way back, I passed a woman walking her llama! I'll be sure add that to my list of "strange things seen while biking".
I was almost finished with my ride when I bumped into Alison and her dog, Roy! I ended up going to the dog park with them and I was perfectly okay walking my bike home the rest of the way. I opted to take today as my rest day as it's just too hot and humid to do anything where I am not constantly cooled by the AC. I'm looking forward to getting in a long ride tomorrow when the weather will be much cooler and less humid.
Enjoy your evening!
What's the strangest thing you've seen while out exercising?
Labels: bike, bike riding, minuteman bikeway, PMC, training