Saturday, April 19, 2008


Sunny Day

It was a nice day for a ride, so I did. I rode 30 or so miles, my longest ride so far this year.

Fighting off Cramps

All throughout the ride I felt my calf muscles twitching like they were going to cramp up. I made extra sure I stayed hydrated and didn't do anything stupid like launch off into a sprint.

I was close to home when I thought the threat of my calves cramping up had passed. They didn't cramp up, but my thigh almost did. That never happened to me before. Maybe the 1,977 feet of climbing had something to do with it.

My overall average was slow, 14.9 mph. But it is early in the season and my goal for this ride was to not cramp up.