Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ride Report - Thursday Morning

Ride Details:
Distance: 10.50 miles
Top Speed: 29.1 mph
Average Speed: 12.8 mph
Time on Bike: 49 minutes, 10 seconds
Temperature: 56 degrees F
Weather: Dry and mostly clear

Matt Details:
Weight: 244 lbs.
Feels: Good.
Total 2006 Mileage: 1,500.62 miles (WOo-Hoo!)
Total Time in the Saddle: 134 hours, 47 minutes
Average Miles per Day: 10.28

Well, I finally broke 1,500 miles for the year! It helped that I had an 85-mile bike ride last Thursday. Man, did I get some sun that day - the weather was cloudy, but that doesn't stop all the UV. I'm still waiting on the peel - the last few days it's itched pretty bad.

I am registered for the Seattle to Portland Ride on July 15-16. 200 miles in 2 days - I don't know if I can pull that off, but I sure am going to try. So far, my longest ride ever is 103 miles (this past March), but before this year I'd never ridden more than 50 miles before. I think I can make it, and I'm looking forward to it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ride Report - Wednesday Morning

Ride Details:
Distance: 11.06 miles
Top Speed: 31.0 mph
Average Speed: 12.8 mph
Time on Bike: 51 minutes, 50 seconds
Temperature: 58 degrees F
Weather: Light Rain

Matt Details:
Feels: A little tired, and somewhat saddle-sore
Total 2006 Mileage: 1,290.51 miles
Total Time in the Saddle: 117 hours, 2 minutes
Average Miles per Day: 9.35

Yesterday I rode 11.93 miles home. It threatened to rain but never followed through. The shifting problem turned out to be messed-up shift cables, so Tomas and I drove down to River City Bicycles with the old cables (front and rear) and had them cut new housings. $14 later, we went back to the house and replaced the cables. (Note: When I say "we", I mean Tomas did most of the work and I mainly watched and learned for the next time. Of course, I had messed with the set screws the day before when trying to fix the problem, and threw the alignment of the derailleur off with respect to the cogs. Anyway, it's fixed now and I'm back on MY bike - Yay!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ride Report - Tuesday

Ride Details:
Distance: 12.69 miles
Top Speed: 35.2 mph
Average Speed: 12.6 mph
Time on Bike: 1 hour, 15 seconds
Temperature: 60 degrees F
Weather: Dry

Matt Details:
Feels: Good
Total 2006 Mileage: 1,267.52 miles
Total Time in the Saddle: 114 hours, 58 minutes
Average Miles per Day: 9.25

My bike is having rear derailleur problems, so I'm borrowing the wife's bike until I get mine sorted out (hopefully tonight). I'm planning to ride in the Gorge on Thursday - one of the Pedalpalooza rides. I'm planning to stay in the saddle for a while - I've been woefully negligent in that regard, and haven't made the last 3 Breakfast on the Bridges. I'd like to actually be known by some of Portland's biking community, even if it's just "hey, there's that fat guy!" (Of course, I'd also like the biking to make me "not fat")

Supposed to be rain today, so I may have a wet ride home with no fenders, which also means I'll have to wipe down the wife's ride when I get home.