I took a longer lunch yesterday to get a ride in on the Athens Bike Path. Despite my legs feeling a little weak initially, I managed to crank out 33 miles in 2:05. It was a gorgeous day for a ride. There were lots of folks on the bike path who were smiling just like me, happy to be out in the nice weather riding, running, walking, or skating. On the leg back from Nelsonville, I met a guy named Bill. He caught up with me and we rode together for about 10 miles. He said since he was retired, he was able to ride the path at least 3 days a week. He easily kept up with my pace (about 16.5 mph), which shows that cycling is a sport that you can do all through your life.
The video embedded above is mostly my ramblings at various points in the ride. There’s even a surprise near the middle of the video. Hint: It’s remarks about those really laid-back riders. 😉
Me legs definitely feel like I rode 33 miles, particularly when walking up and down stairs. Not sore, just a bit fatigued. Perhaps tomorrow I can get back on the bike path, only this time I’ll tow the boys in the trailer.