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Catching up, part three

Catching up, part three

Halfway home on the Tour de Toad route.

Maybe catching up wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Turns out my week of riding was mostly boring, so there wasn’t much to write about.

Sunday morning, though, I decided to take a ride back out to the scene of the Tour de Toad. I loved the route and was determined to ride it more often. So, I did. Changed it up a bit, since there was no reason to roll by the high school since I wasn’t meeting 149 of my closest friends for this ride. It was just a solo effort.

I had failed to realize just how rolling the terrain was out there. I guess when you have help on the ride, it’s less noticeable. There was a gusty wind that remained more constant near the end of the ride.

But, for the first time out on this route solo, I was proud of my pace. Once I become more familiar with the route, I think I’ll be able to pick up the pace a little on solo outings. Less wind would help, but that wasn’t a huge problem today.

My speed sensor for my Garmin absolutely hates this ride, though. For some reason my spoke magnet always slips when I am on this route. There are rough roads, sure, but I’m on rough roads quite a bit. I need to find a solution to this problem, because it’s frustrating to look down while you’re flying down a hill and your speed reading says 0.0.

Anyway, The ride: