Over the weekend, I participated in a 150 mile bike ride. (my 4th in a row here in OK). I trained very little this year (maybe 200 miles in the last month, with 2 training rides over 35 miles).
I was concerned with my current weight(240) and the fact that I never seemed to get my seat heighth quite dialed in. I also had a seat flat last Tues. and haphazardly rebuilt my saddle. I considered taking my bike, since I wasn’t confident about completing the ride. In the end I decided it would be better(for me) to just ride the Coker as far as I could and be happy.
This year I joined a bike team named “skinned knee”. I showed up at 6 AM ready to go (after 4 hrs sleep).
In many ways I appreciate the fact that most people are used to seeing me at these rides, so I was able to skip the hoard of pre-ride question and answer sessions.
I had a great time the first day riding to the lunch break (56 miles)
After lunch my legs started cramping on the steepest uphill of the ride, but I made the hill.
I sagged into camp and only rode about 40 miles the next day (mostly in the rain)
Day 1 - 63 miles at 11.3 mph
Day 2 - 40 miles at 10.5 mph
No UPD’s and only the lightest of hot spots under my shorts. (I feel like I could ride a long ways today.
Only 1 “where’s yer other wheel” meant as a joke by a close friend