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It is that time of year, where I stuff myself into skin tight shorts with extra butt padding, quadruple tie my hair back, put on my engineer hat, and peddle my fat ass down the road.

Yes, that is right. It is time for the 2011 Le Tour de Rook!

Without further to do:

Leg One
  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 12.78 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.56.47
  • Top Speed: 16.2 mph
  • Average Speed: 13.4 mph
  • iPod: Sheryl Crow - The Essentials (iTunes)


Now, to be truthful, my average speed is better on my first leg this year than my last leg in 2010. There are two explanations.

One; I must admit I have been hitting the fitness center for about a week and a half, doing the tread mill and the elliptical machines, as well as working on some upper strength machines.

Two; well, this first leg was on a flat road. At the most a quarter of a degree incline. Oh, and no wind. So, that would explain my top speed of only 16.2 mph - no steep inclines to go flying down in an effort to increase my average speed.

Now, all in all, I feel rather good. I did develop a good burn in my legs and in my lungs without pushing myself to the point of seeing my blood pulse in my eyes. Now, settle down. The pulse is tied to the area of my brain where my migraines hit. I am not about to have a stroke. Sheesh. Everyone is always ready to jump to conclusions.

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