Friday, May 3, 2013

Once Again Over the Hill

The day started out refreshingly cool but with lots of sunshine. Sunshine! It's been raining a lot here, and sunshine is definitely better. We headed to the Rickenbacker.

Our rides are moving up a notch in intensity and length. Still no chasing roadies. Which was a good thing early on Friday morning on the Rickenbacker. These roadies are all young, fit, and fast. (Couldn't catch them on my mountain bike without extreme stealth and cunning even if I wanted to!)

At any rate, the point of today's ride was to do the bridge to Virginia Key with something that approached our old level of intensity. Which we did, and it was immense fun. (Next we will add loops of the bridge to our total route. I'm looking forward to that.)

We rode to the end of Key Biscayne and into the state park. We rambled down the perimeter's unpaved path which had small ponds of water at regular intervals thanks to the recent rains. We shared the dry strips with the early morning joggers.

It was a great ride. In a week more of rides like this one, we will notch things up to prepare for metric centuries and touring. I'm getting a yen to ride in the Keys again.
The lighthouse at the end of Key Biscayne.