|partly cloudy skies!|
Rather than deal with it on the road, I rode on it carefully. Tire pressure was down to 60psi at home; it was a slow leak not an all out flat. I put in a new tube *and* a new tire on the front. My bike is now sporting a matched set of Vredstein Fortezza tricomp tires. Was another frustrating ride experience, but it is what it is.
|new front tire|
I'm happy to say that we completed the full route as planned this time. Hit some debris under a bridge at ~mile 32 and had to change the front tube, otherwise an uneventful ride. I felt pretty good when we got home and was encouraged about our planned day 2 ride. We really need that second day of training since the MS ride is two hilly days in a row, but we don't usually ride consecutive days in training.
|ready for day 2|
I'll admit, the struggle I had with the second day of riding was discouraging. However, I'm not ready to give up. I'm just really glad that we're doing the back-to-back riding in training so that I'm in better shape the day of the event. Besides, "Life's not about limiting your challenges, but challenging your limits." Right? RIGHT?!?
So here's the plan for the upcoming week:
- Thursday - Solo ~16-20 miles with hills
- Saturday - Ride the 15 mile live.love.tri course (aquabike is the following week) with husband - possibly starting from home to add some distance?
- Sunday - RailRunner 40mile bike tour with husband