Easter Sunday, I rode 40 miles and enjoyed a nice easter dinner with Danielle, Dianne and the puppies. Glazed Ham, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus wrapped with prosciutto.
April 5th: I took the day off from cycling
April 6th: Checked out the crit race off of renner road. Man, it was pretty exciting!!!
The first race was interesting and in the second race, 4 guys broke from the group and were never caught.
I didn't hang too long for the third race but I did watch them start. Holy cycling shoes, Batman! They jumped on the pedals like their life depended on it. It was a huge fast start and watching them going into the corners almost at full speed was mind numbing.
April 7th: Rode with a small group from Mckinney Velo and it was a tough ride. West wind was blowing with wind gusts at 35 mph.
April 8th: Caught Doc Perkins on my solo ride and we broke off because I needed the extra miles. I had my best ride solo. 20 miles with an average speed of 17.8 mph. I was tried for 18 but couldn't hit it.
April 9th: Day off and day of rest for my Saturday ride.
April 10th: I rode with a different group from PBA (Plano Bicycling Association). 50.11 miles with an average speed of 17.1 mph. Great ride overall. I stayed up front for most of the day. We split out at the lake for riders who wanted to go for a longer distance. We split again at Renner Rd. I went with the faster group. We tried to get a pace-line started but didn't happen. We caught db-lite at a light and surged forward. It was just a few guys sharing the load pulling the rest of the group. It was okay I really enjoyed pushing myself. All in all great ride!
April 11: Took the children for a leisurely 6 mile ride. Well not leisurely for them but they enjoyed it.
April 12: I did some hill training out at Erwin Park. Kept the Cadence up and managed okay.
April 13: Today!!! I rode 19.5 miles 15.7 mph. South wind slowed me down.
Whew!!! I have 853.9 miles this year and getting ready for Germanfest Rally in Muenster, TX.