|At the skate party. The kids were great!|
I put on roller blades for the first time in probably five years. Soon I was zipping along feeling childhood-like rush over me. If I ever get bored with cycling I'm definitely going to start roller blading again!
The skate party was great and I had a fun time. Apparently, I was a "hit" but I'm not sure about that. Jacob’s Ride did receive a generous donation and I got a giant cookie which was delicious.
I stayed at the party longer than originally planned, so it was approaching 4pm when I finally started towards Fenway Park. A constant headwind the whole day of about 12 mph slowed me down. What really happens in those steady headwinds (gusting is the opposite of steady) is you feel you ought to try and go faster. I need to accept a constant headwind will make me slower, but no, I tried to power through it a bit. This isn’t something I should do. With 22 consecutive days of 80 mile rides, I can’t afford that kind of pointless struggle.