Posts Tagged ‘Lake Ronkonkoma’

Speedy Gonzales

23 May 2012

I am a happy cyclist today. I just beat my track record which was set back in 2010. And, I beat it by 32 seconds. That’s all. 🙂

Come along, hop along…

4 March 2010

Agony as I climbed on the bike this morning.  I was in two minds as to whether to call the ride or not.  I decided to see if I could work off the pain in my right thigh/hip area.  Once I got into the swing of things the pain was barely noticeable.

Today I had to go further than the normal ride.  Yesterday, I was riding indoors and I did more than half of the mileage I needed to do as I didn’t know what today’s weather would bring.  The snow in the morning of yesterday forced me indoors.  The wind was coming from the north and I was thinking that I would tack on the extra mileage at the end.  As I was approaching Lake Ronkonkoma I changed my mind as I knew a quick cycle around the lake would get my pace back on track and give me more than the required distance.  This is what I did.  I am beginning to enjoy the side loop a lot and it is quite refreshing seeing the lake for most of the way around.  I got the necessary lead on the pace that would see me safely home.  I was pleased to get home as I had been in danger of calling the ride at the beginning and failing to make the distance for the 30 days.  Yoga tonight so that should help the hip/thigh.

Outside but no bonus

21 February 2010

One of the good things about cycling downhill is the bonus – freewheeling and letting the body recover.  It is amazing looking at my heart rate and seeing how it drops dramatically whilst freewheeling.  However, two of the longest downhill sections today was against the wind – I had to pedal all the way.  Despite that, I was pleased to be back outside having been stuck inside training for a week and a half. (more…)