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Nice Road Ride

The second weekend road ride was definitely the more harsh of the two. Sunday I got a rude awakening that riding up and down hills on a road bike when you are completely ill is hard. We did 33.36 miles in 2 hours for an average speed of 16.7 mph. At one point I reached a max speed of 35.6 mph. That was during the Ashburnham section when we had a nice LONG downhill. Here are the details from Garmin Connect.

The morning started out with a headwind and slightly chilly weather (could have been the cold talking too). Just as you crest into Hubbardston, we faced a long 15% grade that had me thinking, what the heck am I doing on this bike! But we took off anyway. BF and I stayed behind Homey nearly all the ride and drafted off him. Let me rephrase that…BF stayed behind Homey 100% of the time and I led a little in the very beginning. Some tough hills on this course that I mapped out. The pain of living next to a Ski Mountain…lots of hills. Oh to be down in Miami where everything is flat. Scratch that! Too hot.

Traffic in Gardner was hell. Busy rednecks heading home after crashing at the friends house because they tied one on too tightly Saturday night, I imagine. I’ll have to look at expanding our ride so that it avoids Gardner at all cost. But the section in Ashburnham was good. Unfortunately everything from there was uphill to get back to Westminster.

Good Ride though. Cold be gone! See you on the trail when averages are a bit slower.



2003 Specialized Enduro Expert
2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite Double


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