Today Dave Boezi and I went to OC and back again with the specific goal of improving on our speed from Sunday's ride. We nailed it and then some. I didn't really think I had that kind of speed in me. But we averaged 20.8 mph rolling speed for the round trip and only stopped for about 5 min when we turned around to grab a gatorade.
I consistently saw my heart rate come up a few clicks when I was pulling, and drop back down when I was drafting. Remarkable really that such a simple technique has such a dramatic impact. Before we separated after the ride we agreed tomorrow will be a recover day, probably on 25 miles or less.
Another surprise today was seeing fellow SPPer Bob Chaison riding south along Rt. 1. I didn't recognize him when we passed him and his riding partner. But I was wearing my SPP kit so he easily recognized me caught us in short order to say hello. Small world, meeting a friend on the road a 100 miles from home.
The weather has also started out just gorgeous today with the temps moderate and the humidity low, very pleasant. After the ride I went straight to the beach for a dip to cool off. Life on vacation is very very good.