Oct 13

Fall Ride

I had a lovely fall bike ride today.  It was a bit warmer (45°F) than my last ride (30°F), so I was able to enjoy it more.  I biked on a lot of low traffic roads some of which I had never been on before.  It made for a very pretty ride.  Here is a quick shot of the colorful tree line.  I could have taken pictures like this all day long, but I’d have never finished my ride.  The only reason I stopped to take this picture was because I had just climbed the biggest hill I have ever climbed and needed to grab some water.


Despite the warmer weather and extra layer of socks, my feet were still the coldest part of my body.  I wore my bike shorts with long tights over them along with a long sleeve shirt and bike jersey over that.  Coupled with a headband and gloves I managed to stay mostly warm.  I just need to find a way to keep my feet warm at this point.

The hill mentioned above was at about the 18 mile mark.  It may not look like much, but if you zoom in,
the elevation graph goes nearly completely vertical for a bit.

Overall, it was a very fun ride.  A bit hillier than I thought it would be, but that is what I get for trying out a new route.  I ended up going 26 miles in 1:28:36 for a 17.6 mph pace.  Hopefully this warmish weather keeps up for a bit longer so I can delay moving the bike onto the trainer. 

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  1. Tricia

    hey — whenever I open your blog … it closes. It says “internet explorer cannot open Ironman By Thirty” 🙁 I don’t know how i was able to keep it open today ! (great ride, btw!)

  2. Jon

    Nice ride! Looks like you foliage is near peak color!

    One possible reason why your feet may be getting cold is due to that extra layer of socks. Stuffing that extra layer of sock into a shoe can cut off your circulation, which will make your feet cold. So try losing the extra sock layer and get neoprene booties that go over the shoe, that way you are keeping the same amount of space within the shoe which allows more blood to get to your feet. Blood = warmth! Good luck!

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