Friday, March 29, 2013

Disc golf and biking - Could this finally be spring?

Temperatures this week seem to be edging toward 50F and beyond, and it's about time.  Coming home from another errand this morning, I noticed that Central Park and the disc golf course were completely clear of snow, and also of people playing the game.  So I got home, did a quick turnaround, and got out for a quick round sans afternoon crowds.  It was a pretty average round overall, except for the hole-in-one on #9, my first ever.  I'd hit the chains here once before, but that one dropped out.  This time, a 160-foot curving bullet slammed in and stayed there.  Couldn't quite believe it.

After that one round, I decided to quit while I was ahead, and get out for a bike ride after lunch.  But then, getting home, I skipped lunch, and just went ahead and did it.  I'd tweaked a couple of things on the bike since the last ride a few days ago (rear shifting, handlebar angle), and today everything seemed much better, including my legs, despite a stronger wind (NW 17 G 26 mph).  I did the same 16+ miles as before, but it seemed like less of a struggle, so that's a good sign.  If the weather stays good next week, I can start bumping up the mileage and/or doing some climbs.

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATS on your first ace, Rich !!

    Glad to see that you've found the game and our website. Hope to see you out there on the REAL LINKS soon.

    Jeff W