Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Break

I took the trip home to CT for the Thanksgiving weekend. I always love being home for the break because it means I get to ride my bike through the back roads of New England.

Yesterday I took a 43 mile trip to Shelton, CT departing around 9 AM. This was by far one of the coldest rides I've taken. The Northeast has been lucky with some great warm weather but it's quickly starting to fade. I still don't have riding shoes so I went with some old Nike's which (not noticing until 10 minutes into my ride) had a giant hole in the toe. That made for one freezing big toe for about an hour until I, and the earth, started to warm up. Need those clipless shoes and shoe covers!

Like I said earlier, I love riding in CT if not for the beautiful homes but also for the hills! I don't get many on my rides in Manhattan and there is no substitute for a few killers hills one after the other. I can't forget the fact that there's virtual zero stop and go riding. It seems I am always waiting for a light or someone jumps in front of me when I'm riding in the city. This makes the ride less enjoyable when it happens 20% of the time. So this 43 miler turned into a great work out with minimal stopping. I think I was able to burn off most of that stuffing and gravey.... Until I got to Shelton and guzzled some beers and wings.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Get on your bikes and ride!

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