It's May, which means it is time to start riding more. I only pledged 500 miles this year, which should be an attainable goal, even with my busy schedule.
Just for grins I hopped on the scale this morning and I weighed in at a robust 175.4 pounds. Yikes. My all-time record was 180 pounds back in the early '90s when I "retired" from racing and quickly gained 45 pounds. I never thought I would ever get anywhere near 180 again. Bike month couldn't have arrived at a better time.
Today I liberated the road bike that has been sitting on the stationary trainer for at least two years. I have to admit, it was pretty fun to get in the drops and go fast. It's been a long time.
The river still has an unbelievable flow going. So much water.
It's finally warm enough for the rattlers to come out.
I put in a modest 30 miles, but the ride was made tougher due to the high winds.
Unlike previous years, when I rode too much early and either burned out or got sick, I am going to start slow with the hopes of finishing strong.