50 KM Night Bike Ride

After a nap, I went out for a ride. I didn’t feel very rested, but that wasn’t the point. I knew that I wouldn’t do 70km. My legs weren’t up to that. On top of that, there was a mean cross wind on the Yonghe side of the Xindian River. However, it was almost completely dry, so I didn’t get covered in mud.

I completed the first 25 km in 35:27. My whole 50 km ride took 1:10:11, so I guess that I’m on target, even with yesterday’s ride in my legs. I find that my arms get knackered while I ride. I have to change positions a lot and sometimes release the pressure on them.

The last 25 km was long. I almost didn’t do it, but I knew that I would disappoint myself if I didn’t. But before I knew it, it was over.

There’s not much to say really. I do prefer riding when the sun is up, but then I get sunburns and rashes. Sunscreen doesn’t stay on long when you are sweating.

So tomorrow, it’s either 70 or 100 km. I should be able to ride at least 400 km this week. That ends the month of July in a good way.

weekly km count: 120
monthly km count: 850
yearly km count: 907
(started in June 09)

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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