Early mornings, good company and of course, coffee!
A summer full of weekend group endurance rides would not have been as rewarding solo. Wake up before 5am to begin riding 100 at 6 am week after week? Not going to happen without the support of smiling crew anxiously waiting to get going. Lots of “roadies” on our Breakaway […]
A summer full of weekend group endurance rides would not have been as rewarding solo. Wake up before 5am to begin riding 100 at 6 am week after week? Not going to happen without the support of smiling crew anxiously waiting to get going. Lots of “roadies” on our Breakaway group rides this year which inspired me to get a road bike for efficiency and safety in the pace line and it was sweet on the hilly rides. I know those rides will include lots of attacking on the hills, which has been good training for my overall fitness. Riding alone on my TT bike I try to keep the power numbers much more steady, but the variety with the group is nice. I found it to be useful, especially in base training.
PAIN in the MASS !!! I don’t like to over use epic, but this ride was EPIC. I decided the day before to ride it, so no specific training. I figured I would just test my fitness and it was quite a test! 151 miles of up and down and up and down and up, up, up. Don’t look at the speed, just pedal! And down…take a deep breath, again, don’t look at the speed, for opposite reasons. This is a must do for a Breakaway destination ride next year.
I had to test run legs so I finished with 10’ run. I was still able to put one leg in front of the other.
THANK YOU Team Breakaway, I couldn’t, wouldn’t do it without you!
Sunday Recovery ride with Rich.
We rode 38 miles which were not as “recovery” as I anticipated, but it was a beautiful route. I cannot say enough for the advantages of having others to workout with.
Mike Lane planned a challenging 67 mile loop which included ~ 4000 feet of climbing with lots of company, from Breakaway and Mike’s Sunrise Cyclist friends, they are great guys and fantastic riders. We had about 15 for the Massabesic adventure and Tom K escorted me for another 20 or so. I only had to solo for 10.
Followed the century with an easy 45’ run, it actually felt good to run.
Beginning with an early coffee break , then Savoring the combination of the coffee buzz from a pit-stop at Zumis, bike drunk, and beautiful scenery And lastly, race to the port-a-potty… the side effects of the coffee : )