Our indoor Tuesday night spin sessions are officially over. Luckily the weather gods were cooperative this week and we were able to meet up for a ride tonight! Angie decided to mix things up a bit and had us meet out around Bearspaw/Rocky Ridge. This makes me happy as it is a very short drive from my house to the meeting spot. In fact, I even debated riding my bike over. I decided not to tonight, but possibly in the future I will.
We rode a 3+ mile loop around Bearspaw Golf Course. We were riding mostly residential streets so it was nice and quiet for cars. The plan was to ride the first loop easily together, then after that we were supposed to alternate riding the loops hard and easy. The majority of the loop was nice and downhill, which meant that there was a big hill right near the end. Fun! The best thing about the loop was that it felt like we were pretty sheltered from the wind. I rode the loop five times, hopped off and did a super quick brick, then home in an attempt to get things ready for my upcoming trip.
That’s right, I’m taking off! The Wine Capital of Canada Olympic distance triathlon is on Sunday in Oliver, BC. I’m not going to lie, I feel like the first triathlon of the season has completely snuck up on me. I feel like I haven’t ridden outdoors as much this year, plus I’m still getting used to some aspects of the bike. After all, today was the first time I attempted to reach for my bottle and drink while riding. Yup, its true! Plus I haven’t swum in the open water for awhile… Oh well, this is just a chance to get my feet wet this year, so to speak.