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Thank God for unseasonably warm weather…

Well, let me tell you…  I’m pooped!  Just got back from a ride, this unseasonably mild weather is just great – especially when, according to my GPS, I just rode 11.5 miles through Lake Michigan and I averaged 34.5 mph THROUGH WATER!  Now you might say to yourself; self, that’s impossible.  And you’d be right, but the GPS doesn’t lie!  It’s even got my descent about right (1,358 ft).  What a hoot.  When you look at the distance, it won’t match up because I already edited it to make it right.

I’ll be hitting it again tomorrow and Saturday.  It’s kind of tearing me up, really…  I’m averaging about 17.5-18.5 mph (the first 10.4 was at 18.2, I stopped at the LBS and started a new workout for the ride home) but it feels like I’m working hard enough for 23.  I can’t figure out if it’s the extra clothes or I’ve gotten that out of shape in four weeks spinning instead of riding.  The point is moot, really.  I’d be a lot worse off without the spinning, there’s no doubt about that.  I miss that smooth, even 20 mph though.