Since tropical storm Jose has decided to sit and spin off shore leaving us with days of wind and rain, I decided to take my cycling indoors with a few of my friends. We signed up for Compu-Training at BikeZone in S. Yarmouth. I first tried the Compu-Trianer about a month ago and found it really challenging. First they set up your own bike on a trainer and you get to choose various workouts.
I still can’t believe I cycled 106 miles last Sunday. All week I’ve been replaying the ride in my head because it was one of the coolest adventures I’ve ever been on. My day started at 4:20 a.m. because I need my usual hour to sit and have coffee before getting ready. I picked up a friend at 5:45 and we made our way to UMass Dartmouth, which was an hour away. Once at the college we joined the rest of our group (there were 32 of us) in the parking lot and then got our bikes ready.
Last Saturday was the last practice triathlon of the season with the Cape Cod Tri Team (part of Cape Cod Athletic Club) and I decided to join in. The night prior I packed my gear bag and loaded my bike into my car. I woke up the next morning around 5 a.m. and headed out at 6 a.m. to Long Pond in Brewster. It was a chilly morning of 47 degrees, but the wind was calm and I knew the water temp would be warmer than the air. Plus I’d be wearing a wet suit.
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