For those who may have missed it, my work life passion is civil engineering specializing in stormwater management with a special emphasis on pollution prevention. So today, as I as riding my bike on what may be one of my last outdoor rides of 2011, I was thinking about wind erosion. The temperatures were decent (mid-60s), but the wind was strong (30 mph + gusts). I have never had to pedal so hard on a flat section. The wind was from the south. The bad news? The only (very short) section where the wind was at my back was a downhill section! Ugh! The wind was definitely eroding my resolve.
But regardless, I got in some hills (into the wind up the interchange twice and by ABP once plus the hill on the way home). I also got in some flats. Map My Ride said it was a little over 15 miles (that's 5 points on the challenge!). I forgot to wear my watch so I'm not entirely sure how long it took. This was the first time in a while that I noticed pain in my nether regions from the saddle. What's up with that?
I ate some portabello mushrooms for lunch and topped off with an apple. I have a date with my son for mexican tonight and this restaurant isn't very veggie friendly so that may be the only produce I get today. Need to work on that. How do you get in more veggies? I swear I always struggle with that. Fruit is easy enough.
Crazy - 3 posts today (although one is really for yesterday). Hope I can keep hitting it and earn some points!