after the beautiful mrs k and i rode on sunday, i didn't throw a leg over the moots again until thursday. just too much to do, and the weather wasn't cooperating. although deanna did still hold the women's ride on wednesday morning with the rain and all. she's so core.
thursday i pedaled my way down to tapawingo and back, soft pedaling the hills and just cruising along. it was a nice morning, but a bit windy. not nearly as windy as today. every rider that rode into ghisallo today had much to say about the gusts. i was so lucky: my ride home was 90% tailwind! i drove into work with the mrs, and rode the bike home. there were moments that, in the 53/16 or so, i was spinning in dead air. what is that, 24-25mph? nice. i felt fast, even though i was probably putting out 15 or 16 watts.
a sad realization: i will probably not ride home anymore this year. even though i was making good time, and left the store at 5:06, i was still getting beaten by the setting sun. when i rolled into my neighborhood, it was getting a little too dark for comfort. i plan on riding to work at least a time or two per week, but i'll have to wait until daylight savings time '08 to ride home again.