15 MilesI brought my road bike today in anticipation of doing a road ride with a friend who stood me up, he shall remain nameless. Anyway, I took advantage of the oportunity and cranked over to the bottom of Zimmerman Trail and spun my pedals mindlessly until I reached the top, huffin' and puffin' the whole way. At some point near the top I glanced back and noticed another cyclist gaining on me. I wasn't about to let him pass so I kicked it into high-gear at the top and instead of resting I booked it back to 27th Street along Airport Road. Four miles later I was still ahead but losing ground. I checked my computer and decided that I hadn't done enough mileage yet so when I got to 27th Street I pulled off the road and hopped onto the Black Otter Trail. Just then the other cyclist wizzed by on Airport Road. I held him off, not my fault he wasn't going the same place as me.
The wind really picked up on the Black Otter Trail and I fought it the whole way. At least it was mostly downhill. I was able to hit 30 mph on 6 Ave. on my way back to the office because of the tail wind though.