Sunday I set out and rode a little over 50 miles. It was a great day to be riding. It was windy and I defiantly felt it most of the ride, but it just seemed to stir me a bit more. I cruised along the rolling hills for over 2.5 hours averaging 19.4 mph. Towards the end I was staring to feel pretty tired, but felt great over the distance covered. Finally after arrived back at the starting point I was relieved to get off the saddle. I had worn my tri shorts in prep for Pigman and they just don’t offer the padding of normal bike shorts. My a$$ was a little sore. After getting some carbs and fluids I walked down to the beach where I had started my ride and strolled into the water. Nothing feels better then strolling through the cooler water after a long workout. Ahhhh I threw down a towel and just laid in the sun for a bit. My body was taxed but had smile on my face and I just relaxed in the warmth of the sun. The long ride was finished and I was left there admiring the nice tan lines biking always provides.
I think we need to have a contest kind of like the Kahuna’s Transition Olympics for the best tan lines from training. Though I had some nice ones from my ride on Sunday I know that they are far from what others have had. So if you are so inclined send in your pics with your training tan lines and I’ll post the winner at the end of the month. Now remember this is training tan lines and not ones you had after spending the day at the beach. :)