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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thirty plus.....

This past Friday was the beginning of 'Spring Break' for our granddaughter's school, so we are taking care of her during the day this week while Mom and Dad are at work.  TLE had announced her intentions to take Charlise to the new movie 'Zootopia', so while they were off on their adventure I decided to take a bike ride.

I get bored doing the same ride over and over again, although one might not think so as many times as I have ridden to the top of Mt. Rubidoux over the past few years, but even that starts to get boring......you might have noticed I have been hiking to the top of Rubidoux lately, not riding.  Monday I decided to crack the 30 mile barrier for the first time in a long time.....the last time I broke that barrier was on my aborted attempt last summer to ride around Lake Tahoe.....I had just passed the 33 mile mark when, as you will recall, I badly injured my middle finger on my left hand abruptly ending my quest that day.  

The circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe is still on my bucket list, so in addition to riding my bike to aid in my weight loss goal I am also training to make that ride this summer so I need to do a few 30+ mile rides just to get the 'seat time'.  

I left on my ride a little after 1100 heading west on Mission Inn Ave. toward our house in Ontario transitioning from Mission Inn Ave. to Mission Blvd. to San Sevaine Way to Riverside Drive to our house.......

Route to our house in Ontario

......my return route took me back on Riverside Drive to Van Buren Blvd. south to the SART (Santa Ana River Trail) to Jurupa to Palm/Redwood back to University and home......

Return route back to Riverside

.....in all I covered just over 32 miles, burned 2005 calories, and averaged about 12 mph.  Needless to say I was tired when I got back......the good news....I am now within 2.3 pounds of my short term weight loss goal with over 4 weeks to go before we leave for South Lake Tahoe!

TLE was back from her adventure with Charlise before 1700......and that was our Monday!

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