Monday, August 29, 2016

Long time no post

Anyone following my on my account will have seen some posts of me riding in the ocean off of Alaska.

Cycling in the ocean

No I haven't taken up ocean kayaking (maybe next year). I was on a cruise but I could get a GPS signal in the gym so I rode the exercise bike while recording the ship's movement on rwgps. Once the ship had covered the distance I planned on riding I closed the rwgps session and then completed the workout. As the ship was travelling slightly faster than I normally ride this worked out pretty well. The workout in Glacier Bay was spectacular.

Glacier Bay from the ship's gym

I finally got to ride my real bike on Saturday evening with Amber and we did our old standard ride from Anaheim Amtrak station to Beachwood BBQ and back. As usual we had a strong headwind all the way out and a mild tailwind on the way back.

My all-night 200k audax ride is coming up in three weeks and I have nine people signed up already. If the last two years are anything to go by we will have an amazing ride. I'm really looking forward to it.

I have booked my plane ticket for the Crackerswamp and purchased my hard case. It's starting to feel very real.

So Much Fun!