Rain all week until Christmas Day. I was busy that day (duh), but the next day of nice (yet cold) weather meant that I had to get out and ride. Luckily I have plenty of DeFeet stuff to keep me warm, like my Thermeator socks:
Plenty warm on my foots.
Anyway, I set out for an easy twenty miles, but with no other plans for the day I ended up on a little adventure. With the NCDOT dragging their collective asses getting the local Interstate loop completed, I decided to check it out before (if ever) it opens.
Road riding can be boring, but more importantly it can be very dangerous. I thought that traffic would be quite shitty on the day after Christmas, but I was wrong. Still, I almost got hit once on the regular road, so getting to pedal on a five mile stretch of traffic-free highway seemed very appealing. I’m glad I did, since I had the whole place to myself.
I rode from one end to the other, avoiding the “real” interstate (and “real” traffic.) It was nice and peaceful, except for those few spots that were unfinished.
Luckily I was paying attention.
I got in a nice ride, and even enjoyed being out on the road. I was out for almost three hours, and managed not to become roadkill. I’d call that successful “training.”
More of this stuff in the New Year? Perhaps. I like riding bikes again, and I plan to do a whole lot more of it.
All kinds of bikes too.