Day 48: A perfect day for a ride

20 02 2010

It was finally a beautiful day today. The first in what seems like a very long time. The sun was out, the sky was blue and it was about 45 degrees. A good bit of the snow still remains on the ground, but the roads are clear and dry. I set out around noon for the first outdoor bike ride I’ve taken since November. An hour later, I’d been 10.5 miles and enjoyed every minute of the ride. It’s amazing how much quicker the miles go by when I’m riding outside as opposed to on the indoor trainer. Here’s a short video from part of today’s ride (filmed during my warm-up in our neighborhood cemetery):

Today’s ride was the first time I’d used the iMapMyRide app on my iPhone. I used it during a walk a couple weeks ago, but this was the first ride when I used it. Comparing it to my cyclecomputer, it seemed very accurate with the overall mileage. The average speed didn’t seem very accurate, but I’ll test it again on my next ride. I was surprised the app worked, considering when I ride outside, I keep my phone in a small protective neoprene case to protect it from sweat while it’s in my jersey pocket. But it seemed to work fine with no problems.

Today’s starting weight: 150

Food journal:

Breakfast:
— Chocolate Builder Bar = 270 cal.

Dinner:
— Chicken fajitas with guacamole = 583 (estimate)
— Iced Tea = 10

Snacks:
— Fat free chocolate pudding = 60

Thanks for visiting. See you tomorrow.

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