Sunday, February 21, 2010
Pasadena Bike Tour
This morning I did the Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour. I woke up at 4 am to eat and get ready. I biked about 15 miles to get there for the 26.2 mile ride that started at 6:15 a.m. It rained a little bit but not as much as last year.
I started near the front again. I know it's not a real race, but I finished in 8th place out of several thousand riders. I finished in under 1 hour and 20 minutes. The guys at the front were really fast. I tried to hold on to 5th place until I got passed at around mile 20. Then those guys dropped the hammer and I was huffing and puffing to keep up with them.
It was kind of lonely riding in the front. The streets were empty and hardly any riders. It was like biking by myself like I usually do except all the intersections were blocked off for the riders.
I rode about 66 miles for the day since I biked to church and Sarah's pharmacy as well. After teaching sunday school, I helped my wife at her pharmacy from 1:30 to 9:00 p.m.
My bike riding has decreased a lot in terms of mileage this past winter season. I wish I kept up the high mileage I had early in 2009. Still I was pleased with myself for my time and position. I guess the large pizza I finished by myself last night helped me to fuel up. Dang, I'm a pig. Well, at least I still got it in terms of eating capacity.