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Ride Metrics:Distance (mile): 60
Speed Avg. (mph): 17
Cadence (rpm): 72
Time Moving: 3:31:11
Time Total: 3:36:52
Work (kj): 1522
Normal Power: 142
Average Power: 120
Max Power: 409
Ride Description:Out and Back Spin on a very windy morning.
I started out from the Sosebee Bike Park and had the blessing to see a bunch of the gang who were also preparing to set out on a course. Great to see Mike Q., Gary Q., Diane, Jim, Joe, Nancy, Bill and others.
The new IA16 continues to feel good and I am very happy with the bike. Now I need to forget about the bike and get dialed in on regaining some fitness.
Unfortunately and yet very fortunate to have a couple near misses in traffic and come out unharmed and not even crash. One was a car coming the other way turned across my path at the last moment. I was able to quickly go over into the other lane and go around without hitting him. The other was a wide load truck transporting a mobile home and there is too much to describe this one. As he went around me he started coming back over on me for at least half of the trailer length. I had literally a couple feet between that load and the edge of the road. I held my line just enough to get out of that mess.
Weather:Temperature Start (F): 45
Temperature Finish (F): 65
Wind: S 10+ mph with higher gusts.
Sky: Heavy clouds
Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin
GU gel at mile 20
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink