Ever since moving from the UK I seem to have lost my tolerance for cold. The strong winds and 50 degree temps nearly put me off going out at all. I don’t mind commuting down to freezing temps but actually going out on a proper training ride is a bit of a turnoff.
I decided to blow the dust of the Salsa Chili Con Crosso for a blast round my hilly training circuit. Its only 18 miles but it has some good climbs and fast flat sections. I have ridden this circuit about a hundred times so I can use it as a very accurate indication of form or the merits of a particular bike.
Todays ride was strange in that I seemed to have a pretty strong headwind for 75% of the ride. The normally fast flat section was a particular drag. My lungs did not feel good at all and i am still a bit congested but my time was reasonable for the effort I put in.
Course : Flynn Circuit Clockwise
Speed: Max = 46.8mph, Av = 16.6mph
Heart: Max = 172bpm, Av = 150bpm
Climb = 1167ft