Hello blog people.
I’m still here. I’ve been riding bikes and trying to learn how to play the blues on my trombone. I would tell you that I’m going to start putting stuff on the blog more regularly, but we both know that would probably be a lie.
I bought this ridiculous fat bike, and hardly ever ride it, which is stupid, because I live 5 miles from the Bald Eagle State Forest with its 300+ miles of unpaved roads, jeep trails, mountain bike trails, and nice scenery.
So, I got the Ice Cream Truck out of the barn, put some air in the tires, and went out in the woods.
It was a long, slow grind up the gravel road to the overlook. The mountain made a point of reminding me how out of shape I am.
The roads are actually in really good shape. I may try this again on my Cross Check.
I survived my first encounter with intervals. I was supposed to ride in the “tempo” heart rate range for three sessions of 5 minutes each.
The computer beeped at me for having my heart rate too high, then too low, then too high. It was quite difficult to hold it consistently in the range, but I tried. I guess it worked ok.
I’m supposed to do the same thing tomorrow, except in the more difficult “threshold” zone, so that should be a good time.
A couple of years ago I moved, changed jobs a few times, and generally got busy with stuff. In the meanwhile, my bike sat in the barn being all sad and forlorn. I got super fat and old.
So, this year, I did #30daysofbiking in April, and it was nice. I kept riding after that, and it’s been ok.
So, I guess I’m riding again, maybe I’ll start blogging again, too.
You gotta have a goals and stuff, so I’m going to train to ride a metric on or around my birthday at the end of October. Given my current lack of conditioning, this will be quite the feat if I manage to pull it off.
I’m following a training plan I found on Garmin Connect. I got a fancy heart rate monitor, because lots of the workouts are based around heart rate zones. I’m supposed to do intervals tomorrow. I’ve never done intervals before. If I don’t fall over dead from a heart attack, I’ll let you know how it goes.
This is seriously the longest ride I’ve done in probably 3 years. For shame.