Happy Dance ....... Happy Dance!!! I DID IT!!
I did it, I did it............ I DID IT!!
Today I rode 46Km/29 miles
I went down to a place called "Daiba" they have this HUGE wind turbine there, it was NOT going for some reason today, even though it was windy...?
I left late, like 5PM and it had cooled off a lot, came home in the dark..... Well, Tokyo never really gets "THAT" dark
I think I like these night rides, I am going to get one of those orange and yellow vests with the flashing red LEDs on it and go for more night rides, way cooler, and a LOT less traffic too, not to mention fewer peds
The steed at the wind turbine
At the 22Km/13.5 mile mark of the ride, yep I'm tired, but I'll stop for some cold water and a banana and then head home!
Today, my wife and I had discussed going out to Costco for our monthly shopping trip, but today was the last day of summer vacation (we don't get a day off, so I tend to forget the rest of the country takes a few days off) the traffic on the express way was backed up for miles and miles.....
.... sure glad I don't have to deal with that!
I also tried to take a pic of the night sky and skyline, but I was as the peak of a very long fairly steep bridge and I was shaking.....
...... and the light was fading, and.... hmm, can't think of any more excuses for the lousy pic
Oh, I know, I took it on my iPhone, not the best camera out there
So, that is 2 hours and 23 minutes of riding and my cycling computer says 19.3Kmph or 12mph, still not fast, but lots of starts and stops with traffic.
I just weighed myself for kicks 264 pounds I was 269 this morning, now I know most of that will be water, I did drink about 3 litres on the ride, but I'm sure most of that will be back on tomorrow morning :
I really tried to not shift down for the long sloping hills, also known as bridges, I just slid back in the saddle a bit and pushed harder, boy a few times did I ever feel the burn in my legs, but that is good,I'm building muscle!
Now I need to eat, but I'm wiped, and it is 930PM here, and I've only eaten like 860 calories, I think I'll ask my lovely wife to cook me some chicken saute and have some genmai rice (brown rice) that will add some protein and some complex carbs
Oh, I did have about two small gulps of some new beer we have from a mirco brewery here, it is Mango beer, it was GOOD OK that puts me over 900 calories....
That is a longer ride than I'm training for!
Tomorrow I do the second day of my running program, boy my legs are going to hate me
Thanks for letting me share!
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward