I headed to Lyons this afternoon for a solo ride at Hall and of course I forgot my camera. I also wanted to stop by my friend Glenn's bike shop, Bitterbrush, to say hi and see how he's doing. He and his fiance Paige are getting married next weekend and I can't go because of Open Studios, bummer. They're super nice people and I wish them the best, I'm sure their wedding will be a lot of fun.
I was leary of the higher temps today in regard to trying to ride Hall and I was right, it was too hot for me. I rode from town, up Antelope, around the lollipop and then down the front side back to town. I was feeling the heat for sure and my legs just wouldn't cooperate on the climbs, they felt tired and unresponsive. That seems to be a theme for me lately, and I'm constantly trying to figure out what's going on. Am I riding too much, not eating well enough, is it stress, I dunno..I try to take care and rest but I do ride 5 days a week, not super long rides or anything each day but consistent pedaling. I take two days off per week, usually Monday and Friday. It was still a good ride though, lovely up there and no one else around except for the one startled women I came upon while she was peeing right there next to the trail, not such a good idea really, I bet she won't do that again. She stood up so fast when she saw me her knickers were still around her ankles, oh boy. She got lucky with me being a gurl.
The DH was as usual a blast and felt good, I hit all the jumps and felt dialed in, yea for that.
When I got home Craig informed me that our internet connection had been restored but the guy had found that we had reconnected our TV service which we had requested to be disconnected a few months ago to save money, well he permanently disconnected us this time, no jerry rigging it like we did before. It's gonna be a weird experiment for us, not having the tube to watch and with the days getting shorter what will we do? I think I will be knitting a lot more hats. I'm kinda interested to see how our routine changes. I mean we can always turn it back on but it would be nice if we found a way to spend our time without it. I don't hate TV but I can see how it can take up a lot of your time and energy. I think I'll be reading more, working in the studio more and maybe hanging out with friends a little more. We'll see...