May 20, 2011

Bike Week - Day Four

I think the long layoff from consistent commuting, whether caused by scheduling or injury, has caught up.  I hate to complain, so I really won't, but it occured to me yesterday that I hadn't been on a bike for more than 2 days in a row  in a LONG time, and this morning I felt tired.  (Thursday)  Add in the rain, and no matter how hard I was pushing I could yield no more than 13 MPH.  Ugh...  It still beats driving, and so - instead of fighting against it and making things worse - I geared down, and slowed down to enjoy my surroundings.  THAT worked.  I arrived fresher, relaxed.  If I can remember that from time to time, I thnk I'll be better for it.  All in all, not much to say, but a good, good day.  The ride home was humid, and no falling precip -- so, I got to enjoy the swollen creek's soundtrack and meander along the trail watching birds hunt for worms and the like.  Hit the bed like a sack of dirt, though.... not unusual for my return to consistent commuting AND especially hectic workdays.   More about Friday's ride later on... 
Hope you are all well!

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