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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For all you coffee lovers

The weather here has been unseasonably warm for February and I’m loving every minute of it.

In blatant disregard for typical February temperatures at 5:00 AM in SC, one of my mid-week workouts on the bike this week said the following “… 30min of hill repeat at under 50rpm...find a hill!” I took this as a very subtle hint that I needed get off the trainer and go ride some hills. Thankfully nature made it easy on me with a balmy 50 degree morning.

So I loaded some French Roast on my road bike (fitting, no?) and proceeded to ride hills for 90 minutes by moonlight.

I really did ride a lot of hills. See ...

You can see the repeats at the beginning of the ride. After a few of those on a long hill, I just a cruised a hilly 1 hour loop and kept it in the biggest gear. There was a full moon and I had the roads to myself. It was very peaceful.

After 85 minutes dawn broke and I was treated to a sunrise for my last 5 minutes of the ride.

It was a great way to start the day. I miss the summer!


Wes said...

Nothing sez pre-dawn hill work like French Roast :-)

Carolina John said...

yea it's been nice up here too. i got a few miles in on sunday. still, sunrise? that's cool.

TriT said...

Sounds awesome. The weather has been great...hope it stays that way :)