I got around the saddle problem by getting off the bike at around 45 minutes and taking a 4 minute break (to refil water bottle and take a leak). My cyclocomputer stops the clock when I get off, so total elapsed time (including the break is 01:30:20).Elapsed Time: 01:26:20
Max Speed: 26.0mph
Average Speed: 14.0mph
Distance: 20.28 miles
Max Speed: 29.3mph
Average Speed: 14.2mph
Distance: 14.92 miles
Klinutus (Klinutus, rah rah rah) has suggested that perhaps the reason I fell from grace so suddenly after almost 2 weeks of relatively easy progress is because I had fallen victim to the shenanigans of Loki.
After careful consideration, I am inclined to agree. There can be no doubt that my smoking is the result of the mischief of pagan elder gods.
Therefore, on Monday, I shall don a fresh 21mg patch, after having made burnt offering to Thor
I think most of those 12-step type programs have a step about turning your life over to god or whatever, and Thor seems like a pretty cool god to me. Plus, he carries a big hammer, which he uses to beat the snot out of bad guys (like Loki). He also rides around in a chariot pulled by two goats.
Goats are cool. Hammers are cool.
Thor and I are quitting smoking.
I just picked up a copy of Quitting Smoking for Dummies.
Maybe that will give me some ideas for a new/better strategy.
Max Speed: 29.6mph
Average Speed: 15.0mph
Distance: 13.89 milesIt seems my limiting factor is no longer my aerobic endurance, but my ability to tolerate my uncomfortable saddle for longer than an hour. I think I may be in the market for another saddle.
Smoked last cig at approx 7:55AM, threw all cigs away (learned my lesson last week)
Running a 21mg patch.
Anyone looking for the pictures I took at Bill and Christa’s wedding, there are here: