Sunday, March 30, 2008

Is is spring yet?

I hope so, because it sure felt like spring this weekend.
Saturday morning Frank, Ez and I went for an early morning spin to Minnetonka.
Not having a route planned, we just headed west, got turned around and then found our way back home. After making it back to mpls, Ez took us to his secret training hill, which was too icy to climb. After hiking our bikes up the hill we rode through the Kenwood neighborhood and headed home. It was a great ride, were out for 2 hours and were home by 10am.
That afternoon I spent some time building Katie's new bike.

Katie's stealth Salsa Ala Cart, 9spd

Sunday was another beautiful day. In the morning I met up with the Cat 6 squad at Freewheel for their group ride. The group was 7 large when we headed east, the plan was to ride for an hour and a half, check our coordinates, then make our way back home. Around 11:30 we decided to ignore the planned turn around time and keep riding. We were close to Afton and the thought of extending the ride and grabbing a coffee sounded better than turning around. When I returned home I had been on the road for just over 4 hours and probably logged 80 miles.

Riding back from Afton through St. Paul

I felt really good about the weekends riding. I put 6 hours in on the saddle and rode approximately 130 miles. I am trying to get prepared for my race at sea otter and these miles definitely helped me gain some confidence.

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