Four posts ago, blinded by warm weather, the arrival of Spring, and the optimistic belief that global warming was more than a hoax, I said I was making the transition from the road to the trails. An early Spring snow has made the trails unrideable so I was back on the road. I wanted to do a long ride today so that was fine. The problem is, it was such a nice day and I was in such a good mood, I didn't ride hard. Well disciplined racers can choose a heart rate they want to ride at and ride at it. I on the other hand start off motivated then start looking around, taking in the scenery, plan dinner, try to take pictures while riding, then notice I spent the last 2 hrs at 145 BPM. I am never going to improve if I keep having fun. I am going to pre-ride Yankee Springs this weekend. Hopefully I wont have so much fun.