Spring is gone for 2008 in the Ohio Valley. Slept in this morning after drinking lots of beer on wedding day. Hydrated all morning. Moved outside around 10:15 - first to mow the lawn. That takes just about an hour. If I'd done the weed-eating it would've taken longer. Moved the laptops outside. Surfed on one while conducting due diligence on hubbies. Think it needs more work.
Filled all the water bottles I could find and left for Heine Bro's ride. 95F +, I need to buy a thermometer for the bike. Pavement downtown was scorching. I rode with the lead group for a little while - wound up with the 2nd fast group by end of Lexington going downtown - They moved ahead on River Road. It was so hot - I decided to try and conserve something for Glenview. A colleague and I road together. She decided to cut it short as this was her 1st ride this year on the road bike. I went with her, which cut about 5 miles off the club ride. But as hot as it was, I think this was the smart thing to do. I am definitely going to work on building up mileage this week. Really want to do at least 50 this weekend. Maybe 60+ the following and a century either end of month or July.
I'm wondering what July and August will bring since we are having back to back to back days in 90+ and it's not the middle of June yet!
It is good to perspire. Sweat out all those toxins. I'm still trying to stay away from sugar when possible. Heine has a frozen cap that looked cooling, but chocked full of sugar. I opted for the unsweet iced tea and water instead. Wonder if I should invest in one of those camels. It's a water bag that sits like a backpack and a hose for drinking. Probably for the longer rides.
Think I might look into a field trip to St. Louis soon. A good friend/colleague lives there. We need to catch up. She's invited me to visit. See what I can do.