Saturday, May 19, 2007

Coughs, Snots and Pedals

Today was my first day back on the bike after being sick. I still have a bit of a cold, but wasn't waiting any longer. And besides, the weather today was absolutely perfect (75 degrees), so how could I not ride?

Today was my Push workout where I keep the cadence at 70 rpm and keep my HR in a specific zone. Hills can throw a wrench into the plan, but for the most part I was able to keep my HR in the required zone.

I headed out Fitzhugh Road to McGregor and out across Hwy 290 to Creek Road and then back up Bell Springs. The ride was a short 33 miles, but was just about right for how I felt. The bike of choice today - Retro Rocket.

Some of the low water crossings are still flowing down here. I was going to attempt a World Record bunny hop over this, but chickened out and just rode across it slowly. I know. I am a wuss.


Blogger chatterbox said...

Glad to see you're back in the saddle. Hope the snot clears up completely in the next few days. I know how miserable it is to ride with a cold!

5/19/07, 7:15 PM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

but ... I find that riding helps me get past those little bugaboos much faster. Miserable to me is NOT being able to ride when I have a cold.

Glad you are getting back out there. Next time do the bunny hop ... just make sure to keep the bike vertical so if you do not make it all there is one splash not a splash, slip, slide, splash.

5/20/07, 1:53 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Chatterbox and Rick - I don't do well riding with colds, so I am glad to see that it is almost gone.

I actually had visions of wiping out in the water. That would have sucked. Soon enough, there will be no water flowing down here at all.

5/20/07, 7:43 PM  
Blogger bryan said...

Why is there water flowing across the road at all? Is that normal? Flooded? Poor engineering?

Hope you're probably doped by now and the cold is nearly gone.

5/20/07, 9:02 PM  
Anonymous sully said...

Dude, powerslide into that thing. Too bad it will dry up, the moss that builds makes for some sweet slipping and sliding.

However, I'm thinking that you riding that is BS. You really pulled the barney move and took off your shoes and socks & waded across. Your secret is safe w/ me.

Adios from the 54016

5/20/07, 10:21 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Next time you come to a water crossing, pull your front wheel up and wheelie across. You won't even have to slow down! :^)
Glad to see your recovering from the plague. Just in time to travel to Bangkok!

5/21/07, 5:21 AM  
Blogger Chris said...


You know how I know you're gay?

You have a rainbow bumper sticker on your car that says, "I like it when balls are in my face."

5/21/07, 10:06 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Bryan- I guess it is cheaper to just let water go over the road then to put pipes in. It will dry up in a few months.

Oldman - I should work on road bike wheelies. Not many people can pull them off and it is sure to impress the ladies.

5/21/07, 10:07 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

Nice title. Glad you felt good enough to get back on the bike. Here's to a week of feeling good.

5/21/07, 12:33 PM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Nah - why increase your misery by adding road rash to your cold?

Ew - just imagine if you got road rash under your nose and had to keep blowing it cuz of your cold.

THAT is truly nasty.

5/21/07, 4:37 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Eclectic - you just made me realize that it can always be worse.

5/21/07, 5:58 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

i remember those low water crossings in texas. it never failed that someone would drown every year when the water was flowing and they'd try to drive across through two feet of fast moving water. duh!

low water crossings and cattle grates. oh yeah!

peace out, yo!

5/22/07, 5:55 AM  

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