5AM Bike to work:
20.38 mi. from Columbus, IN to Seymour, IN on mostly county roads this morning. Nice ride! Half of it in the dark. The chain actually slipped a lot and came off on CR 950. Hope that doesn't happen on the busier roads or Sand Creek Bridge! Several scary parts, but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. AM ride was slow with several stops -- 1:21:34 (15 mph)
5PM Bike home from work:
20.03 miles Seymour to Columbus, same route in reverse. Somehow, even with rush hour traffic heavy in parts. the ride home was much better, car wise - everybody seemed to content to be patient when they couldn't get passed -- thanks :) -- also much faster - 1:10:23 (17.1 mph) IT was pretty fun -- I actually had to pick up the bike when I discovered a newly dug trench in a construction zone I had cut through in the morning :)
The bike is an old clunker that weighs a ton! I gotta bust my ass to get that thing at 20 mph consistently.
got home and was a little tight in the shoulders and back, but it felt good to get some good burn in without killing the running legs.
4mi. easy around the neighborhood - 32:33