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Old 01-05-2016, 11:47 AM
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Default MSers in Training 2016

Thought I'd kick off our 2016 training thread with my first big ride of the year. On Sunday, January 3, took out my hand trike for a 2 hour spin in some brisk temps with Laura. Turned out to be a bit of an adventure!

Exercise wise it was all aces:
1,100 calories burned
1:30 in the cardio zone
121 bpm average heart rate

Temperatures were in the low 40s, which was actually comfortable in the Albuquerque sun even wearing bike shorts (and ski socks, though). But I forgot about the shade on one portion of the trail that is all north facing. The snow from Christmas weekend hadn't melted and was packed and icy. For once, our trikes had a significant advantage. Even though we slipped all over the place, we were able to stay on the trail. Here is a pic from a tamer portion of the trail.



But the highlight of the ride was the Albuquerque cliché that had everything but the anvil. We spotted a coyote, which I snapped a pic of here. Moments later it crossed the bike trail 10 yards ahead of us. Naturally right after I had put away my camera, doh!



And then five short minutes up the trail, we spotted, naturally, a roadrunner. And it too posed for a better pic the second I zipped up my camera.



And then at the end of the ride I ran into a couple of wheelchair tennis players at a court near our house and got all the info to give that a try. All in all a great start to 2016! (Alas for the next week the bike will be parked. El Nino has generously lined up four storms for us with snows and chilly temps.)

How are all of you guys starting out the New Year? Getting fit? Staying fit? Making resolutions to remove butt from couch? Inquiring minds want to know!
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