Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Long Beach Marathon

Cycled in the Long Beach Marathon this past Sunday. A nice flat course starting at Shorline Village, around the Aquarium, over the bridge to the Queen Mary, back along the beach, around the Colorado Lagoon, down the Marine Stadium to Naples, inland around Cal State Long Beach, and back to Ocean Blvd to the finish line.
26.7 Miles in 1 hour:23 minutes. Average speed 19.2 MPH. Nice not to worry about traffic and stops.

Handlebar real estate was valuable with two headlights, my GPS, and my Polar heart monitor.

Left home at 5:15 a.m. and cycled to the strating line.
The starting line at 5:45 a.m. A thousand bikers ahead of me and a thousand bikers behind me.

Back-to-back tandem cruising down Studebaker Road at 20 MPH.Even the cyclists earned a medal.

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