I'm also pretty happy about my boy, Andy! He can climb hills! He can time trial! He can sprint!...well, ok...one out of three isn't that bad...
This morning I got a late start. It was really hot. Therefore I have learned some math.
Linda + 102 degree heat=less than 15 mile rides.
I have learned from several sources that the thermometer on my computer is actually pretty accurate because it also reads the heat coming up from the road, giving the rider a "feels like" temperature. I am very glad to hear this. It means I am becoming more heat tolerant. There was a time last month when I couldn't have even thought about getting on the bike if it was 90 out, let alone a "feels like" temp of 102 degrees.
During a couple of rides these past couple of weeks I found a nice spot by a lake on my main riding loop where I take a break on a tree stump in the shade to collect my thoughts and bearings.
It's great to be back on the bike again. I feel like I have come home.