Tuesday Mid-day Solo Bike Ride in South Jersey
During the last couple of days I figured I needed to get out and at least do a short bike ride. But I’ve been putting off my rides. Could call it laziness. But it is what it is. This morning I got up and figured I’d like to drive down to Mays Landing, park the car, and head out on a metric century out-and-back ride down toward Cape May Courthouse. The weather was beautiful, and the roads were not busy. What a day for a bike ride. I parked by the Wawa in Mays Landing. Rode the Cinelli, and all went well. Only passed two cyclists during the ride. But it was a workday in the Fall. Exercise enthusiasts are burned out from riding over the summer. And all others are suffering through work.
Click on the map below to see a recording of the ride that I did.
Six 100k Rides in a Row Max
Late last year one of the bike riding goals I set for myself this year (2019) was to ride 10,000k before the end of July. Over the past couple of years some of my riding buddies have scoffed at the idea of racking up 10,000k by riding nothing but 100k rides smattered with a few longer rides in between. I’m not a big fan of riding long just for long’s sake. But I definitely did not want to be known as some guy who rode many many short rides to get to the big number of 10,000k.
Well, I did not reach my goal in a timely manner. It took me an extra 20 days. But I did get there. And I avoided riding lots and lots of 100k rides with only a few longer rides mixed in. In fact, I only had two stretches of six 100k rides in a row before being cutoff by a longer or a few longer rides. So I’m pretty pleased as to how my riding this year went.
I say “went” because I’m in taper mode right now. And by the end of October I probably won’t be riding much at all for a while. I’m just tired of riding to be honest. In a couple of weeks I have a long ride to do in TX. And on October 12th I have a 100-miler to do in Chester County, PA and Delaware. But after that I’m free. Phew!
You’ve Been Running Wrong – Let’s Show You How to Do It
Whoa! This is a really cool video on proper running technique. Really Cool!
Beyond Cholesterol – The Real Problem is Sugar and Processed Carbs
This is a really important video. It’s factual. It’s well-written. It’s highly informative. I just love it! While it addresses the medical community’s fixation on good and bad cholesterol. Its fixation on statin drugs. And its ignoring of the cause of artery disease and heart disease. I found it a little annoying that there was no mention of broken metabolisms, insulin resistance and fatty liver. All of these medical conditions result from overconsumption of sugar and processed carbs in a daily diet.
Saturday RUSA Calendar-Ride
Today I attended the PA Rando 200k event for the month of September. I’ve only done one other 200k event this year. It was back in late March. And I did it up in Providence, RI. My favor for 200k rides has dissipated over the past two years. I do them occasionally. But I don’t enjoy them.
Today’s ride started at 7AM, and departed from the Dunkin Donuts in Portland, PA. We had a nice crowd of riders show up. Except for two speedy guys, the pace was very reasonable for me to have an enjoyable day in the hills of upstate NJ. I’d say I rode the event by myself about half and half. Interestingly I finished about a minute ahead of 4 or 5 riders. Some of whom I rode with a bit during the day, and some not.
The weather was just awesome. Couldn’t have been a nicer day for a bike ride. It got a little windy in the middle of the day. But, all in all, it was just a great day for a bike ride. I was riding my Cinelli. And I did very little prep and/or studying of the course before tackling this one. Had a great day.
Click on the map below to see the recording of the ride I made using my GPS device.