8/25 bike 60+ mins at Lake Crabtree on the TORC beginner/intermediate ride
HR avg 160 max 176
Somehow I ended up being the only beginner on the ride, so I spent most of my time struggling to keep up with everyone. Taking three weeks off since my last ride, didn't help either, as I was full on white knuckle in the beginning, especially with the faster pace of the group. Toward the second half I started to calm down (or was that exhaustion) and began to remember how to position my weight on the bike and relax my death grip. I wouldn't say I made any progress from my last ride, but I managed to stay upright again. I did screw up a couple of the more difficult obstacles. I really need to make a point of doing one of these each week if intend to improve at all.