This morning was the first commute in when It was dark when I started out and I needed my lights on. Bummer, that means Autumn is nearly here.
I also decided to commute in on NCR 5 and the canal for a change. I've been road biking a lot recently and my Ridgeback has been pining to be given some playtime. Plus I get so sick of bloody roads, give me a trail or a towpath anyday!
I've said it before, but changing your commute and or changing the bike you pedal is massively important to keep things fresh. I know I'm lucky to have a choice of bikes and other people haven't got that luxury. But boredom is one of the enemies for a constant commuter and if you're doing it for weight loss you need to keep doing it!
The pedal in was great though, enjoyed being on the canal and the solitude, as usual I never saw a soul which was great.
My body is feeling fine still after the 100 miler which in all fairness is a bit of a surprise to me. I was expecting to suffer for the century. But I guess my post ride stretches and recovery ride yesterday have all helped my cause. Looking forward to the 113 miler to the coast in Wales in 2 weeks now!
Stats for this morning's commute:
Started: 17 Aug 2010 05:14:59
Ride Time: 1:05:18
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 16.26 miles
Average: 14.98 miles/h
Fastest Speed: 41.95 miles/h
Climb: 33 feet