No way I was sitting around inside today.
I mean the sun was shining, sort of, and the road kept calling my name.
Mr. Flat, Mr. Flat, come out to play!
So with eight tenths of an ankle out I went.
It was a bit uncomfortable at first, but then the ankle warmed up and the shooting pain stopped to a dull jab.
I took it easy at first, riding one cog higher than usual, and climbing the rollers on the route were touch and go.
I guess I picked a good day, for the street sweeper had just passed through one part of my ride, finally moving all that gravel off to the side of the road:
It was sort of weird though as it left a little trail of gravel right in the middle of the path.
These paths need constant upkeep for it's not only gravel, but believe it or not, this road is about a half mile from the ocean and there's still a lot of sand below that grass.
Bad ankle and all, I was feeling really great, great being back out on the road:
Nothing to battle but the wind.
I kept my effort low, not wanting to aggravate anything, doing what I call a fat burner ride.
Low speed, low cardio.
I came home and guess what?
I almost laughed out loud!
I was washing down the bike and cleaning my chain when I noticed a bit of what I though was some grass stuck to my tire.
Turned out it was some pokey stuff and as soon as I brushed it off, thar she blows!
I was just really happy in happened in my garage.
I got my chain all nice and happy when who should come by?
Hello Ms. Postperson!
My other set of pedals came in so now I don't have to keep taking them off and putting them back on.
I also got in my other Garmin sensor:
Now I can track my slowness, I mean deceptive speed on both bicycles.
Boy I gotta say, just getting out there today really reset my head.
Whatever was bothering me yesterday is gone and I feel Tony the Tiger Great!
Must be the endorphines.
I also messed a bit with my position on the bike, it seemed to make a little difference.
More on that later.
I also got in some new shoe cleats, but I'll save that for tomorrow.
There's only two weeks more of freedom for me, so I got to make the best of it.