I decided to begin training closer to home and stop driving to the nearest bike trail, which was beginning to benefit the oil company more than myself. However, I have come to quickly realized that the bike trail is of a very low grade while the streets and especially the hills are much more challenging. Based on my trail riding, I thought my legs moved quite fast. The reality is that I am a very slow cyclist. My goal is to keep up with that skinny male cyclist that blew past me on a 90 degree hill while I was slowly huffing my way to the top.
Today—10 miles in 1 hour–like I said, super slow!