Finally! As John said to me – this ride was a long time coming! Between too cold temps and too much snow, our first ride has been delayed far too long. Anyway, yesterday I swapped out my trainer tire and got the bike ready to go for Sunday. Forecast was for sunny and 50, so good enough. It was about 47 degrees when we left the house, so I was layered up.
And happy 😀
We didn’t have too much of a plan for the first ride of the year. It’s mostly for getting the sea legs back, so to speak. My legs were saying “What is this pedaling with actual forward motion??”
We tried some of the paved parts of the path, knowing the unpaved would be too soggy. It was okay, but then we hit patches of snow.
So we stuck mostly to the roads. It was warm enough where John wanted to shed some layers.
After about 14 miles, we stopped at Cool Beans for a snack and actually sat outside!
The sun has also not been seen much lately and it felt so good.
Overall a good first ride. We did 21 miles, which is pretty far for the first one. My legs feel good. My sit bones were a little tired, but in a couple weeks I should be ready for a 30 mile ride.
Total miles: 21.2
Top speed: 22.5 mph
Average speed: 11.9
Calories burned 612 (my cookie bar 😀 )
And it begins!!