Okay, I’m done with the first week of riding out here. I got in right around 560 miles, which took close to 35 hours. I’m still feeling pretty good, which is nice.
Yesterday I got to hook with a Kansas City native, KC Borden. I’ve never ridden with him before and it was a really nice having him to ride with for 5 hours. He’s out here for a conference and brought his bike along. He’s is in really great shape considering he’s riding 3 X a week inside on a trainer.
I’m going to take it a little bit easier today I think. I’ve been riding a ton and eventually something has to give I’d think.
There is a fitness calculator on Strava and it is amazing how slowly it rises. Last year, the day I broke my hip, my form and fitness level was 115. Now it is in the 40’s. I’m not sure what they use to calculate that. I’m sure it has something to do with riding time and power numbers. Whatever they do, it is going to take a while to get back up there. At least my January numbers this year are higher than the January numbers last year. Though, I only rode 18 hours total in January last year.
I’ve been messing with this new van a little everyday. There are a ton a little things on used cars that always need fixing. I guess the average Joe doesn’t have the time, or incentive to do that on their own. Easy fixes that are rewarding.
I’m going to head back to Kansas by mid-week. Of course the weather there has been stellar. It’s been in the upper 50’s and 60’s for a while. And it is staying there. I always like it to be horrible at home when I’m somewhere warm. I’m not sure why that is. It is supposed to be nearly 80 today here.
Okay, that is about it today. Hope you have a chance to get out on your bike and get some miles in.