Return longer bike rides (and blogging)Those of you who are long-time subscribers will know that there's been a bit of a hiatus between my last pre-marathon posting and this one, but I'm making an effort to get back at it. If you somehow missed the news, I finished the Tobacco Road Marathon in 5 hours, 18 minutes, which wasn't quite as fast as I might have hoped, but was still pretty good for a first effort.
|About 20 miles into the ride. Did not go all the way to Greensboro.|
|You can see where my watch battery gave out|
I discovered that my snazzy new Lezyne bike lights (high-intensity LEDs, one white one for the front and a red one for the back) apparently suck up a lot of battery power to provide that light, and I hadn't recharged them prior to this ride, so they didn't end up lasting too long.
I also managed to get some sort of schmutz on my sunglasses such that attempting to look out of the top half of the lenses was pretty blurry. Of course, given that I was out on the triathlon bike and do nothing but look out the top half of the glasses this was a problem, but I figure that doing the full triathlon will probably provide even greater challenges.