Sunday, April 25, 2010

What a great week!!!

Were to start?

Will start with a weight update. Back in March my scale went out. The old on had me at 238. Well when I got on the new one I was at 247. That was a mental blow. But the good news is that I am now at 238 on the new scale. So that means that I lost 9 pounds during the last month.

Now for the bike update. Thursday nights ride was very poor. I just didn’t have anything in the tank. Not to worry. Momma always said there would be those days.

Friday was an off day. (think I needed it). Saturday’s ride was some what questionable. Really had to watch the weather. But Big Ron and I got the ride in. Just a nice easy 21 miles.

This morning was the big ride for the week. Big Ron and I did 40 miles. (That was Ron’s longest ride ever. Pace was easy for me. Big Ron suffered in the wind. But really was a good ride. (We did the Grand Lake loop).

That ride set some new milestones for me. I have broke my best mileage for a month (old best was 401) I still have 3 rides left so I will post later on the new best total. New weekly best 129 miles for the week.

Mileage Goal Update

Week 16

1600 needed

1327 miles total so far

So I am now just 273 behind for the year. Made up 29 mile this week. I love the good weather!!!

This week will be a busy one. Tour Lafitte is on Saturday. Dad will be in town on Friday.

I don’t think I will be doing another post till next Sunday. So till then.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Long Week

Well time for my slacker butt to catch y’all up.

Had a great weekend on the bike.

Friday evening Big Ron (AKA The Blue Ox, From the Paul Bunion tails) did an easy 21 miles. He is still working on building his conditioning but is making progress.

Saturday evening I rode by myself and did 22 miles. Rode from my house to the Cameron parish line on Big Lake rd.

Sunday Big Ron and I made a long ride (for him) We rode to the Catholic church out in Grand Lake. 32 miles for me just 30 for Big Ron.

That put me at 125 miles on the week. My new personal best for a week.

Haven’t updated my mileage goals lately, so here it is.

Week 15
1500 miles needed.
Total so far, 1198

So I am 302 behind at this point. But I am not worried. I will get back on track.

Monday was my off day.

Last nights ride was the group ride out of the Bike shop. We did 27 miles at a 16.9 pace. Was a fun ride.

With that ride I hit another milestone. I broke 2500 total miles since I started to ride. I also have rode over a 1000 on my new bike too. The miles just keep rolling.

Tonight was an easy pace with Big Ron. We did 20 miles. I really am enjoying the company while I am riding.

Well I really need to get to sleep. Long day tomorrow.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Time for a Update

Wow. Been a busy week.

Went to Houston to visit dad and do a ride over there.
We rode the Katy Ram Challenge. Did the 35 mile route. Got there early and was really surprised at the size of the crowd. There was close to 2000 riders. (might have even been over 2000) Just before the start the was a Beautiful double rainbow in the sky. (The call them Rainbows for a reason) Started the ride with a sprinkle of rain. It then turned in to a full blown rain. The 1st 12 miles was all rain. We came to the 1st SAG stop and it stopped while we were there. Thank you very much!!!

Took off from there thinking the worse was past us. We had quite a few more showers during the next 12 miles too. After leaving the 2nd SAG stop we saw the sun a little. But didn’t have any major showers on the last 11 miles.

It was great to ride with my Dad. He is coming to Lake Charles for the Tour Lafitte on May 1st. This ride will really be fun.

On Sunday my dad and I rode on the multi-use trails on the westside of Houston by the G.H. Bush resivor area. Ended up with 21.6 miles. It was a very senic route.

On the Tour Lafitte. I have decided to just ride the 40 mile route. My dad is going to ride that route. We will also have the company of Big Ron on the ride!

Big Ron has upgraded his ride to a Tarmac Comp. (His 1st ride on it was tonight!!!)

Have rode on just Tuesday and Thursday so far this week. Did 25 miles both nights. Planning on riding tomorrow night and Saturday with Big Ron.

Well I better get off to sleep. Early day tomorrow!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Update time

Well life has been busy. Sorry for the long gap in my post.

Road Thursday night was a really windy night. Did 24 miles. Was still a little tired from my Time trial ride the night before.

Friday was Good Friday. I went for a ride with Big Ron. We did 15 miles. I then turned around and did another 14 for a total of 29. I know the feeling of riding alone. So I really don’t mind hanging back and staying with Big Ron.

Saturday just didn’t feel too good that morning. The seasonal allergies are kicking me some.

Sunday was Easter. Didn’t make a ride. Spent the day at Big Ron’s, and ate way too much food.

The 1st ride for this week was Tuesday’s group ride. Had a small group of five of us, Did a 23 miler at around 16.5 mph. Nice little ride. Wednesday night rode a short one with Big Ron.

Tonight was group ride night again. Ended up with 23 miles. Wind was brutal out of the Northwest. So the pace wasn’t too fast. Had to fight home.
Did have one milestone though. I hit 30 mph for the 1st time. I was shocked!!!
But it was fun.

I am traveling to Houston tomorrow. Saturday I am riding the Katy Ram Challenge with my Dad. We are only riding 35 miles. So will post early next week on how that went.

Till the next one!!