Tuesday night brought about another NEBC women’s ride. I rode out to Lexington with the full intention of riding with the beginner group, and that’s exactly what I did. I needed to just spin on the bike, but a few kicks to catch on to the back (I’m the persistant sweep) as well as Megan asking to race up a hill means my legs are sore today. The only difference from past rides was the lack of climbing Page Hill Road. With rain imminent and a few drops falling we opted for the safer, dryer and descent-less Minuteman Bike Path. And, for the first time in a long time, I have no idea how fast I went.
My Garmin hadn’t gotten charged during the day and died just before my ride out to Lexington. I’ve known some people to swear and throw in the towel on a training ride, but I welcomed a chance to ignore the computer and ride on feel. I at least know the distance (10 to Lexington and a 20 mile loop) but no idea on the time. It’s awesome. The ability to stop thinking about anything else besides the ride was very much appreciated, and I shall be doing it again.
Have you done a computerless ride lately?