If you missed my 1st 30 Days of Biking blog, please check it out before reading on, I'll wait for you.
Ok, I'm glad you are back so I can show-and-tell you about the last 15 days of April. The weather was not looking any better moving into the 3rd week, but I was feeling fantastic and strong. I was over the hump and had a mental advantage knowing I had already conquered some horrible conditions. I was ready for whatever April wanted to throw at me. Luckily it kept improving to the point that I wore a jersey and shorts for a couple mountain bike rides on the final weekend.
I continued to tweet at least 1 picture a day for #30daysofbiking as part of my pledge to get the word out and share my adventures. I've also come up with a few unique statistics for my 30 Days of Biking.
|Day 16 : Started the 2nd half like the 1st half in cycling class|
|Day 17 : One of the coldest days on the mountain bike as I checked out a new section of bike paths in snowstorm.|
Utah Olympic Park ski jumps getting a fresh dusting in the background.
|Day 18 : Back to cycling class. Glad not to wear Cycling Ninja outfit from Day 17.|
|Day 19 : Another cold Friday Night Mountain Bike - Round Valley and Union Pacific Rail Trail|
|Day 19 : Got back to car and learned that Boston manhunt was over. |
If only everyone could obey the 10 Seconds of Kindness.
|Day 20 : More snow and wet roads. Delayed my ride until I saw blue sky, put on the layers that got me thru April.|
|Day 20 : Fat Bike ride up to the top of the neighborhood. |
Not the most efficient climber but fun in the snow!
|Day 21 : Terry and I finally got out for a long Sunday ride - Kamas Browns Loop|
Warm enough to unzip the inferno jacket on the climb!
|Day 22 : Ranch Road with views of Canyons - I got cocky and only wore knee warmers and froze!|
|Day 23 : Cycling class, the hours in the saddle are adding up.|
|Day 24 : The single track is finally dry! Glenwild out-and-back with ski areas in background.|
|Day 25 : Class is ramping up with several minutes in Power 5. Found inspiration in Max Testa Training wall of fame.|
|Day 26 : Friday Night Mountain Bike with Terry - Round Valley|
Followed by celebration dinner for Christian's last day of radiation!
|Day 27 : Back to Round Valley for more single track fun with Corrie. Found a bone to chew on.|
|Day 28 : Kelly and I mountain biked (and hiked thru some mud and snow) - Lost Prospector|
We also had a close encounter with a moose!
|Day 29 : Solo mountain bike after work and before groceries - Fink Again|
|Day 30 : Finished it like I started, dripping sweat and surrounded by my winter cycling buddies! |
Wore the hat the entire 90 minutes and got plenty of razzing from my supportive classmates.
|Beer, tofu sushi, vegan cupcake, and party hat!|
For me, 30 Days of Biking wasn't about the mileage, hours, elevation, or strava records but as an engineer, I've got to throw in a few stats. I've already started thinking about next April and ways to improve. I hope you'll make the pledge with me.
30 Days Biking - drove less than 10min from home to get to trailhead, class, or non-icy start
*7 days no driving at all
19 Days Outside
16 Days spent riding with friends and/or husband
13 Days my pictures had a ski area in background (this was not planned but was a nice surprise)
11 Days Inside - Cycling Class (9), Weather (1), Jazz Game (1)
9 Days wearing Mavic Inferno jacket and Pearl Izumi winter tights plus 2 days in winter jackets
4 Products used almost daily to keep me strong, fueled, and clean. My Product Review Page
3 Bikes - Time Pro, Specialized Epic, Salsa Mukluk
1 30 Days of Biking down, many more to go