Saturday, March 13, 2010

Training Ride 3-13-10

Distance: 40.61
Calories: 2100
Time: 3:37
Average Speed: 10.2
Total Ascent: 2203 on my Garmin 300 series. Grant’s Garmin 705 series read 2800.

Today is a perfect day for riding. Clear blue skies, not too hot or too cold, and no winds. I felt like I was on top of Texas, probably literally with the elevation heights we climbed.

The first 7 miles were a little slow as R was getting his cycling legs back. Grant and I scared R off to do a flatter thirty mile route while we attempted hills and 40 miles. R did GREAT and rode 33 miles. He is getting to be strong rider.

We rode up on some cycling friends from USAA. It was like a small reunion there on the rode. We all made promises of riding together at LBJ, in two weeks, if the weather holds up. I am so lucky to have great riding companions to keep me on the straight and narrow rode when I am in training mode.

It was total and complete bliss being out in the open air. I am happy, carefree, and feel like my whole life has fallen in place. I am living the life I have always wanted and all my dreams are coming true.


  1. Hi Barbara,
    I like your comment about riding the LBJ. I guarantee we will have good weather! Stop by the microphone to say "hello".

    Nolan Kuehn
    Chair, LBj 100 Bicycle Tour

  2. Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE riding LBJ and the surrounding areas. Such a serine place.