2012 Ride #36

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So I decided to mix it up today, and do the Wasatch Loop, instead of my usual Sheffield Loop. Oh wait, they’re the same thing …

Felt like utter shite yesterday, a little woozy/dizzy, so I decided to take the day off the bike and spent most of the day on the couch listening to music and reading Richard Moore’s book Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France, which was a fantastic retelling of the battle between La Vie Claire teammates Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond at the 1986 Tour de France. If you haven’t read it, or if you have any interest at all in the history of the Tour de France, this is a great place to start.

Felt much better today, at least until I got on the bike; legs felt good, but my heart rate was elevated for most of the ride, and I had more problems breathing than I anticipated; even a couple puffs on the asthma inhaler didn’t seem to do much today, but still had a pretty decent ride overall … just felt like my heart and lungs were going to burst out of my chest like the monster in the first Alien movie.

Next up on the reading front is Dan Friebe’s book Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal, which I’m really hoping is better than the reviews on Amazon.com say it is …

I’ll let you know.