Sunday, September 16, 2012
here comes peter cottontail
Now that I've dragged him out to the beach he's thinking about Punta Allen but that road is barely passable in a car let alone skinny tires. We did have fun racing the marineros and the one guy riding in the back loved us chasing their truck. Also the Adamo (saddle) is doing really well. Although the worst of the allergic reaction has been tamed by the roids, I still have some sores that on a normal saddle would have made the ride today uncomfortable at the least. I was very surprised to find that while I do have sit bone soreness, I was able to stay in aero until the very last kilometer today and pretty much pain free. I'm pretty sold on this saddle and can't thank my angel enough.
I didn't have time for coffee before ride today so I added brewed coffee to my Perpeteum water bottle and Boy oh Boy did I enjoy that. I am pretty sure I'm going to do that all the time on my longer rides. Cuts the very little sweetness to perfection. I really do not like sweet drinks and get the Perpeteum coffee flavored stuff but adding real coffee instead of water really makes this.
We have a long weekend this weekend but the kids are so unmotivated to do anything and the dog is only 3 weeks into broken hip recovery that we couldn't stay overnight anywhere that I'm announcing a dictatorship and making them all go to Bacalar tomorrow. We'll eat at the restaurant, swim in the cenote and the laguna and then head home. I'm going to taper this week, mainly rest the legs but swim daily and see what this old body has to offer next Sunday. Would really like to get under 6 hours but I'm not sure where I'll get the time. My last HIM was June 2011 in Veracruz and I think it was just under 6:30 so I have a lot of time to cut off there to make my goal and no real plans for where.