Funny enough I meant to try and post to this but being a newbie I have not. Then I realized that for the duration of this event (starting Dec 24th i think) I actually have not ridden the trainer once (technically not since Dec 18th). Looks like that will come to an end soon since this week the weather looks like crap and my back has been flaring up, but if I dont spin and keep moving I will fall into bad habits. Being I have been off work for a few weeks, I have not had my laptop handy so this is probably why I didnt post anything here too.
So it will be great to get something going on this thread, so here's a re-cap of the last few weeks. I tend to ramble so this will just be the highlights to police myself.
In hindsight I wished this started one week prior, I was able to catch up with some long lost friends and the weather cooperated for my first Winter Solstice Century ride (a few days early since the rain was coming) on December 19th. It started cold (22F) but it was sun and zero wind all day so it made it manageable.
Heading into the last week of December I was about 80 miles short of my annual combined miles goal. Being the company I work for is closed between xmas and New years, I had planned some miles to meet the goal.
Did some roads I know often and some others I dont to try and mix it up. I was cold and feeling slow in the wind but it was good to be outside.
46 miles (goal achieved 6003 miles) https://www.strava.com/activities/2038673957
Moving time 3:03
elapsed time 3:29
Two big decisions on this ride - which way to go and should I go for the annual goal solo, or leave some miles for the weekend and get it done with the group (more fun less work). Based on the nice weather I decided to go for the annual goal, but in my excitement I got full of myself and picked a route which I had not done since the end of summer. Much harder in the colder temps and more layers of clothes. I was kicking myself at mile 30 I had to climb a long road and i was running out of energy so I just slogged my way thru it. Felt good to overachieve my annual goal again, I have only reached over 6,000 miles once before.
This posting is getting too long, so if this is the spirit of the thread to tell the story and show some pics, then I can add some more.
completed stages 1-3. not looking forward to stage 6 (road to sky). i just did that route recently and it nearly broke me. i'm going to need to find a new show to watch or line up some movies to get me thru it. suggestions welcomed.
Totally worth the money.
It lights up the road and the sides of the road. Almost like a car.
Battery lasts as advertised plus. I got the 8 cell. Zoom in on the top pic. You can see the battery on the top tube.