Saturday, November 7, 2009

Indian Summer Ride

Chatfield Loop: 38.03 miles
Comments: Ride Time was 3 hours 21 minutes, average speed: 11.3

There was no waiting around today for better riding conditions—we were able to begin biking towards Chatfield at 9:30 a.m. with a temperature of 52°. The wind was blowing out of the NW which did hinder us some on the climb out of Chatfield. We both felt the strain of miles pushing into the breeze so opted to avoid extra climbs when we could. We rode the newly paved shoulder along Hwy 52 and it was really very nice. The distance on this busy road was only about 3 miles. We also took the gravel shortcut of 2 miles between Eyota and Dover. Bike shorts were the fashion for the day allowable due to the near 70° temps. We’re getting close to a total of 2000 miles for the season—one more trip to Brewskies should do it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Biking

Utica Loop: 20.94 miles
Comments: Ride Time was 1 hour 42 minutes, average speed: 12.2

We are back on the tandem today with a lunch ride to Brewskies in Utica. We decided to reverse the route and head south into the wind to get it over with. It was grueling until we turned north onto CR 33. From this point on we enjoyed a beautiful fall ride. The temperature peaked at 60° but we did need to cover up to protect ourselves from the chilly north wind. We were thankful to be out biking the neighborhood again.