…mostly because it was pouring rain. By the time the skies cleared in late afternoon, I was already at work helping Mike move. I may make up the ride today, depending on what my coach says. It was only three hours (this was a recovery week) so I’m not too concerned about missing it.
In celebration of my new job, I’ve ordered a Garmin Edge 305 GPS-enabled cyclocomputer. This will allow me to track my routes, but more importantly will allow me to measure altitude, so I know how much climbing I’ve done in a given day. It also does heart rate and cadence (I got the optional package), which is nice. The only downside is that the battery reportedly only lasts 12 hours, which will not be long enough for the Death Ride – fortunately, a battery pack for the iPod (or any battery terminating in a USB cable and with the right voltage) will also work with the Garmin. So I plan to hook up an external battery pack for the Death Ride.
I’ve scratched from the Primavera Century on the 22nd. Mike is having his Impact graduation that day, and I want to attend. I’m not convinced I’ll be done with the Primavera Century by the time his graduation happens, so I’m going to that instead.
Lorri is setting up a two-week training intensive for me over the two weeks of my “vacation”…can’t wait to see what that looks like!