Today I decided to do a quick ride to Newton and back. the winds were blowing from the south to southwest like yesterday’s ride. I decided that today I wanted t do some more wind training.
Wind training for me is an essential part of my training because here in SW Georgia there are not a lot of hills. It is really flat, so to compensate I like to ride into the wind for 10 or 20 miles so that my legs get stronger. I like doing long rides and getting used to riding into the wind is something that I know I will always run into on my all-day rides.
Riding from my house to Newton allows me to be on one road for most of the ride. The road has several names, 8 Mile, Tarva and Pretoria. One thing that I like about this road is that south of Leary Road there is hardly any traffic on the road. On this and one of my other recent rides on this road, I got chased by a chocolate lab which is scary, but exciting and gives me a reason to sprint when I really do not feel like it.