I typically have 5-6 hours of training each day on Saturday and Sunday, all my my lonesome. Or Lonesome Ranger as my friend put it. For a while, it was fun, as I was discovering new areas of Denver and having a lot of "me" time. Lately, though, its just become tiresome and well, lonely. I'm still not very familiar with ride that do NOT involve hills. I've ridden quite a few times NE of Denver, but its nice to see new scenery. So this past Sunday, I went and tried again to ride around Parker. Did the Map My Ride thing, picked out an 85 mile route that appeared to be all pavement. More hills and some wind, especially at the beginning of my ride... not really awesome for a warmup but ok. The plan was to follow county roads to Strausburg then head back down to Parker. 20 miles in, I encountered this:
|sand and washboard + tri bike = scary surfing. not cool|
And then I drove back home to do 2.5 hours of riding on the trainer.
Sad part is, I was actually kind of excited to be on the trainer because that meant I wouldn't be riding alone. I had my kitties, Will, and Season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to keep me company.