Saturday, June 12, 2010

Harpeth River Ride

This is the metric century route

Today's ride was the metric century with the Harpeth Bike Club. It took me about 3:30 to cover the 62 miles, and that time includes the first 8 miles while we were slowly being escorted out of Franklin by the police and stops at 2 aid stations. It was hot today—about 92* with 53% humidity—and I drank a ton: 3 bottles of water, 1 bottle of heed, one bottle of gatorade, and 1 bottle of gatorade endurance! I don't have my Garmin with me, but I think the average was about 18mph and my average HR was about 177. That is pretty high, but about what I expected considering the heat. It was tons of fun to be able to ride with Lisa and Parri at the beginning until I couldn't keep up with them and their super-fast group after 20 miles. But thankfully the remaining 42 went by quickly. That said, I was more than happy to get out of the saddle and thrilled that I didn't do the full century!

This route had a good amount of climbing!

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