I rode to Lawrence yesterday with Bill, then met up with Brian, going over for the annual Sunflower Bike Shop holiday extravaganza. We rode on gravel, down by the river. I never feel too good starting out nowadays, but after a while, I felt better.
The weird thing was that my legs and lungs never seemed to be on the same page. It was as simple as this. I was pretty comfortable, breathing-wise, if I was over geared or under geared. But, as soon as I was riding the correct cadence for my legs, my normal cadence, it seemed like I was getting winded. I’ve never really experienced that before. It was pretty interesting to me, from that respect, but of course, mildly disturbing from a mental state.
We made it over to Lawrence fine, just when it got dark. Adam Mills and his wife, Alyson, drove up from Dallas to come back for a visit, which was nice. We ate with them, plus Brian’s wife, Michelle, Shadd Smith, Joseph Schmalz, plus Matt Gilhausen, our illustrious leader from TradeWind Energy. It was good see everyone.
The Sunflower Party was great as usual. Lots of good people, beer and wine, plus Dan’s famous prize giveaway. I don’t see these people nearly often enough, so it is always good catching up.
This afternoon, I’m making my way over to Kansas City to visit with Dr. O’Keefe. I really should write down everything I want to ask him, but I’ll probably just wing it. I’m looking forward to the whole thing.
I’m virtually positive I’m going to race on Saturday here in Topeka at the Kansas State Cyclo-X Championships. I haven’t raced for over a month, maybe longer, so it will be a reality check. I’ve hardly done an effort for a month and a half, so it might be more of a reality check that I imagine. But, you have to re-start somewhere, so this is a pretty good option.
Okay, I’ll let you know all I learn at the cardiologist.