Avg Speed: 17.3 mph
Avg Heart Rate: 117 bpm
Climbing: 1,381 ft
Calories Burned: 1,954
Short ... Interstate ... Tailwind ... Knee Improving ... Fast ...
A cyclist longs for days like today, especially those nursing a sore knee. After a fun and needed rest day yesterday ... oh wait, a photo from lunch that did not make yesterday's blog:
|Decadent Desserts At The Ram (Mark, Mark, Jeff, and Katie)|
With the shorter day, we slept in and did not have breakfast until 7:00 and headed out around 8:15. The first 7 miles was on the Boise Greenway path. A little bumpy, but scenic. Almost all of the ABB riders came together at the end of the path. We had are first (and only major) climb after that. Nice views of Boise. I tested my knee and stood throughout the climb. A good sign and minimal discomfort.
|Boise Greenway Path|
|Goodbye Boise ...|
From the SAG stop, we left the highway for some classic back roads. Virtually no traffic in either direction. Kay and Jay joined us for a blazingly fast run into Mountain Home, Idaho. Not a lot to look at and somehow we missed the little guy on the fence of one of the ranches. Sandy caught it and sent along a great picture. Our pace was consistently above 20 mph. Even with the slow 7 miles on the bike path, we clocked in at just over 3 hours of riding time (17.3 mph).
|Following the Interstate ... Seemed We Were Going Almost As Fast|
|You Could See Forever|
|Did I Say Flat ...|
|Great Views of the Idaho Peaks|
|Sandy Always Finds The Best Stuff ...|
|"Live Rude Girls"|
|My Riding Partners ...|
|Michael Was a Big Help Today ...|
Good night moon ... good night knee helpers (Helen and Michael) ... good night blazing speeds ... good night tail winds (please come out to play again tomorrow ... good night Baltimore's Best (my girls had ribs there tonight ... see you soon) ...good night Mike (positive thoughts).