My arms are still sore from two days ago! Guess it will take a while to begin building strength and muscle again. The weather forecast predicts rain all weekend so I decided to take advantage of a gorgeous sunny morning. I pulled on four layers, my head warmer and full-fingered gloves (overkill, I thought, but ended up being quite comfortable). I was pleasantly surprised to find that sometime in the past month, they finished repaving my route to the beach. Nothing like riding on a smooth road! The ocean was dangerously choppy and wild this morning, with no surfers visible but an emergency copter skimming the water. The waves were crashing in every direction and there were many happy people and even happier dogs enjoying the sand. I rode my favorite 15 mile loop at a good clip and realized as I was riding that the month away from my bike healed my back even more. I felt no remnants of pain or fear about being on my bike and my legs were strong the entire ride.
Easy 70 min spin, ave 13.4 mph (1.3 mph faster than last time!), concentrate on keeping bike in easy gear and rpm hight