The Joy of a Short Day
Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
47Trip End Jul 26, 2011
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First, we were able to have hot dogs and other grill food at the "famous" Heid's Hot Dogs in Liverpool. I had a philly cheese steak that was alright. It certainly wasn't anything special.
Second, I had time to give my bike a good clean. I don't do this as often as I should, but I still do it quite often. I probably average a bike cleaning once a week and a chain cleaning twice a week... both are quite thorough.
Third, I took a nap. Taking a nap feels great after these bike rides. Usually I don't have the time, but when I do, I feel so much more refreshed for the rest of the day. It was a short nap, about 20 minutes. I was listening to last year's Beach House album since dad was taking care of business on the phone. It's a perfect album for napping.
Fourth, I did some challenging yoga. It has been a long, long time since we have had the time to do yoga and I am very thankful I got to stretch out today. Pam does an awesome job leading it and we do different stretches every time. We did a whole hour with some difficult core work at the end.
Fifth, we got in so early I didn't have any ice cream with lunch. This freed up my daily ice cream allowances for dinner. I had the "Ice Cream Treasure" for dessert and I had to recruit Team Collins to help me finish it. This monstrosity was easily over 1000 calories. It was chocolate, and ice cream, and cookies, and fudge, and caramel in a pile of decadence the size of a treasure chest.
And for the record, I'm ready to be done with this trip. We're over 90% done by distance and I'm trying not to wish away the last 10 percent. It has been a very long trip and it doesn't quite feel like vacation anymore.
Distance: 70.68 mi - 3,526.30 total
Time: 04:16:09 - 234:12:56 total
Elevation Gain: 2,613 - 106,442 total
Av. Speed: 16.6 mph - 15.1 overall
Av. HR: 121 bpm - 125 overall
Calories: 4,706 - 232,211 total
Flat Tire Count:
Scott - 11
Stephen - 5 (with my second ruined tire.)
Mark - 4