My bike barely fit in the backseat of Allie. I don't think that Allie was thrilled about this...
I got to the trail head off of Upriver Drive just a touch before 5:00 pm. I wasn't sure how long it would take me to bike 18 miles, but I figured I would be home just after Mr. Healthy Diva.
Riding my bike, makes me want a road bike so bad. I love biking and the Centennial Trail is perfect for it. I am amazed at how many people DON'T use the trail for exercise. It is awesome and I am so thankful that we have it.
Picture break on my way back
The trail follows the Spokane river- making for great photos
Sunset in Spokane
Just as I was getting to Liberty Lake I noticed that I was almost at 10 miles so I decided to keep going to finish with an even 20 miles. Once I got back to my car my legs felt like jelly, but I was excited and proud of myself. I rode the 20 miles in an average pace of 4:18 and finished in 1:26:11. Not too shabby for a mountain bike.
My time got me thinking on a completely random tangent. I ride my bike as fast as professional runners run. Is that crazy or what? I can't imagine running that fast on my two feet when it is hard just biking that fast! Has anyone else thought about that before? Meb ran a 2:11:06 is London and that is about a 5:00 min per/mile pace. My slowest mile on my ride was 4:54. I was barely "beating" Meb pedaling.....
With the random thought aside, I truly love riding my bike. It is something I want to get better at someday. I am looking forward to more long (er) rides because now I know that I can do it.
Questions for you:
Do you have a road bike? If so what kind?
Any suggestions for a newbie?