Wednesday I got out for a training ride. This time I went out mountain biking. Hearty needed a run, I needed a ride, and this seemed like a good combo. At the dump I tried to plan a route that would involve a lot of climbing. I think I managed that pretty well.
It had been raining a bit the previous few days, and this made the trails pretty wet, and more than a little muddy. Traction was limited on some of the rocks, but I just had to let go of the brakes a little more and things smoothed out for me.
It was also pretty misty in the trees. I love how the fog dampens the surrounding noise. Very eery, but very peaceful too.
I felt pretty good on the bike, and enjoyed the climbing that I did. Mountain biking is a lot more of a full body workout than a road ride, and I like that a lot. Pushing the bike around, using body english to get up and over obstacles, and leaning the bike into corners sure tires you out quickly. I also find it amazing how slow mountain biking is compared to road riding. This mountain bike ride was an hour and forty five minutes, and I covered 11 KM. Pretty minimal on a road bike, but good workout on the dirt.
1.5 hours into the ride Heart started to slow down. I was still feeling great like I could do the whole look again, but I opted to get Heart back to the car, rather than risk her hurting herself trying to keep up to me.
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Total distance: 11.60 km (7.2 mi)
Total time: 1:49:53
Moving time: 1:27:21
Average speed: 6.33 km/h (3.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 7.97 km/h (5.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 27.47 km/h (17.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 9.47 min/km (15.2 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 7.53 min/km (12.1 min/mi)
Min pace: 2.18 min/km (3.5 min/mi)
Max elevation: 302 m (991 ft)
Min elevation: 97 m (320 ft)
Elevation gain: 383 m (1258 ft)
Max grade: 3 %
Min grade: -13 %
Recorded: 4/25/2012 10:36 AM