I'd assumed that it was a lack of conditioning after having spent the fall and winter recovering and I hit it pretty good this spring with ever increasing longer and harder rides and workouts that haven't produced the intended results. At this point I am in a deep quandary over the cause and will have to make a round of Dr. visits to try to unravel this.
|Andrew and me|
My little Godson and nephew Andrew did great on the ride, we set out from the courthouse to the High School to watch the balloons fly-in. For me trouble began when we left and split off between the short ride and the longer tour. I fell behind on an incline, caught up eventually and promptly lost the group again only to find them later. During my first fall back Andrew came looking for me and afterwards I encouraged him to stay with the pack and not wander off which he did and that was a good thing because I did eventually join up again with the group. We spent some time riding all together and I later lost the group, only to take a couple of mis-turns that put me ahead of the rest of the tour and back at our destination a few minutes before they arrived back.
My friend Jim Gilligan
In the week now since our Sunday June 30th ride I've been out and about running bike errands in town and took a couple of short 5-6 mile rides round the neighborhood, shortness of breath still comes and goes like is has the last little while.