Today I went 48 miles on my mountain bike. I did it with one VERY brief stop to take a leak. Otherwise, no stops. About nine miles of it was on pavement with the rest on gravel road. Yeah, I know, that's not very interesting, but in my attempts to be environmentally friendly that was the only real option as it is very wet right now. In fact, I was lucky to fit this ride in at all without getting rained on. It did start raining on me on the way home, but never anything significant while riding.
My route included two trips up and down the greenway in Cary that runs from Oak Hollow Apartments (where Ashley and I used to live!) to Lake Crabtree. That's all paved and pretty flat and totaled just over nine miles of the 48. The rest was just riding pretty much all the gravel road in Umstead State Park. I had to do a few pieces of it three times and most everything else twice to get that distance.
I'm pretty stoked about the ride. The data summary goes like this:
- 47.99 miles
- 3 hours and 46 minutes
- 12.7MPH average pace
- almost 2800 feet of elevation gain
- 129 bpm average heart rate
- 185W average power output
- 64 degree average temperature (three days from Christmas!)