Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Longest Day!

Yay! It's officially summer now! We celebrated with a bike ride put on by a local cycle shop. It was free and they even gave us nice t-shirts! Here's the logo on the back of the shirt. (The flash photo isn't very good, the shirt is a nice light blue color.)

You can see the route in red on this detail from a Google map.

Distance: 42 miles
Average speed: 18.3 mph
No rest stops.
Here is a graph showing elevation in green and speed in blue.

You can see the Garmin data here, but it didn't record all the cadence.

We had police escorts on motorcycles with sirens ahead and behind which was quite exciting! As we rode through Newport, we got to run all the red lights and people were watching and taking pictures of us! It was great to have safety in numbers on the big roads. When we got back to the finish, there were drinks and pizza!

What a fun way to kick off the summer!

4 comments:

Kristen said...

That sounds like fun. Good that you had police escort. Those main roads on the island, which lack any shoulders, are treacherous for cyclists.

hege said...

That looks like great fun. and it was such a gorgeous day, too!

suitcaseofcourage said...

That sounds like an AMAZING event - hope we get to do it with you guys next year!

Devorah said...

What fun! Glad you had a good time.