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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crappy Weather = Rest Day


I'm glad I did my 3-1/2 hours yesterday- it's wet and miserable today. Despite Sunday rides offered to me by my teammates and others, I decided to take rest and get some extra sleep. I'll add the Polar chart later on. So I left the house at 7:00 am Sat to make it to Sophies on Route 2 at 8:00. I was right on time, give or take 2 minutes. Nobody was around.. I had pretty much lost all hope right then and there. Took off my glove unzipped the jacket and retrived the Crackberry so I could e-mail J-Lo "where r u?" Hoping of course that he carried one also. Before I could even hit SEND, a train of yellow-orange-red came streaming out from behind Sophies, where I did not bother to look. They all turned right onto route 2, seemingly oblivious to me as I stood there- unzipped, ungloved and unprepared to jump onto the train. No worries- I sorted myself out and chased up to them before we hit route 138. It's always a lot of fun to meet up with the Arc crew. What sucks is that it's a one hour ride to get to Sophies, and I generally try to stay close to the house when it's very cold, so I always feel a little vulnerable and paranoid when I'm so deep into Southern RI. To wit, after riding with them for an hour Saturday, I was already into my 3rd hour and it took almost 90 minutes to get home after that- all on Route 3 north which, as I'll show you later, isn't at all flat.
Time to break out the rollers and wind trainer- looks like the weather is going to suck for a while.

4 comments:

Brendan said...

Hey Murat: I want to hit that ride sometime. How was it?

Brendan said...

Hey Murat: I want to hit that ride sometime. How was it?

team sam said...

Wild Bill, Brendan were stupid enough to go out in this weather today, 2.5 misereable hours. But it was fun!

Murat Altinbasak said...

Brendan,
The ArcenCiel weekend rides are the most well-organized bunch of very friendly and highly experienced masters you will ever have the privilege of riding with. I've only been with them a few times due to the distance to their starting point (one hour ride down route 2 for me) There are too many good people to name, but most notably there's my frind J-Lowenstien who always keeps me informed of the ride times with e-mails.