Congratulations to Heather for sharing the plans for her ride last Wednesday, and then delivering a great report and GPS track, complete with pizza, salty air and a route for all of us to try in San Diego. Enjoy reading her ride posts below! She won a 2012 San Diego Century bike jersey in the 2/24 edition with the judges selecting her entries for the contest question, “Where will you, or did you ride this Wednesday, and how far?”
Here are Heather’s posts:
2/23 Ride Report (read 2/21 plan below): “Here’s a map of our Wednesday OB ride from yesterday (see previous post): http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/70399394 We got a great view of the awesome sunset last night from the OB bike path. Beautiful.” (Editor’s note: The GPS route is set to private, and we’re working with Heather to get a public version, stay tuned. )-Heather 2/21 Pre-ride planning: “It can be hard working up the motivation for a mid-week training ride, but with added incentives like pizza and an ocean view, my boyfriend and I quickly change out of our work clothes and into the spandex every Wednesday evening. From our apartment in Banker’s Hill, we head up into Hillcrest and make our way through Mission Hills and down Presidio Dr. After a quick right turn onto Morena, we land on the OB bike path. From Morena to OB, we stretch our legs on the long, straight road, making a bee-line to the beach.
As a reward, we share a slice from OB Pizza Port and take in some salty sea air before heading home. Sometimes a tail-wind helps out when heading inland, but you definitely earn your calories when scaling back up the mesa via Presidio Dr. I can make it half-way up before loosing all momentum and needing to walk. Riding all the way to the top by the century ride in May is a personal goal of mine. We finish our training with a quick core session at home followed by a good stretch before bed. Bring it on Thursday! “ – Heather See all the posted answers here>> And on Facebook>> Stay tuned for the next contest ending 3/1 where we will be giving away another jersey!