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Wishing I could pass a truck

I have been swamped the last couple of days. Things have been busy all around and the last couple of evenings I have been working on the plumbing in one of my bathrooms. I have determined that I will never work on plumbing again. I will hire someone to come in and do the job. It will be worth it!

Chris and John rode Tuesday night. I joined them for several laps of Cleveland Park. Chris and I pushed for an average speed over an hour. We started off kind of slow. Both of us were pretty tired. After several laps we were finding our legs and picked it up.

We were on our way to climbing to a 19.2 mph average and then we ended up getting behind a truck that was rolling at a pace between 10 and 15 mph. I watched our average drop on my computer as we had to slow to follow the guy. Once we got around them, we pushed hard and finished with a 19.1 mph average.

We hope to ride again tonight. We’re preparing for the “Bakery Ride” on Saturday morning. I have never ridden the route, so I am kind of interested to see how much of a work out it is. It appears to be a favorite ride for a lot of people around here. I’m going to try to learn more about it before we head out.