Bike ride I did on July 9, just before a literary event I hosted. It was awesome! Still training strong for my 2 day 100 mile bike tour at the end of August, and trying to tack on as many miles as possible before I return to work on Monday (major boo-urns…)
But I’m also trying to be mindful of over-training. I’m just about to head out for another 2-3 hour ride, and my IT band in my right knee has been suffering for all the strong mileage I’m putting on. I’ve been icing and stretching it aggressively after my fiance (read: soon-to-be-MD) did a very preliminary check on it the other day and it AIN’T BUENO. I definitely don’t want to go back to that one time I screwed my IT band up so royally that I could barely walk for a year.
It’s thankfully responding to the care I’m giving it, which means, MOAR RIDING!!!1111!!11 Gotta work on my speed drills if I’m going to finish 50 miles a day in 4 hours, oy.
The second pic is where I ended up at the farthest point on the bottom left of the map: the Perimeter Highway, which surrounds the entire city and literally marks the ‘outskirts’ of it. Someday I’ll ride the whole Perimeter, but not as a solo rider, because I would be run over instantly.