Badass! Never before has there been such a just reason for missing a day of work. It’s been well over a year and a half (maybe two) since my last sick day, so I never need those. I may as well use them for something worthwhile, eh?
45-1/2 Miles, 2:21:00
18.5 mph average and I was smiling the whole time – never even a negative thought, let alone worrying about having enough in the tank to finish. Spent a ton of time up front, had a blast and enjoyed the perfect weather (if it was a little cloudy, but at 65 degrees, just below room temperature, who really cares after a long winter?).
Oh, and anyone who tries to tell you the bike doesn’t matter, that it’s all the engine, is frickin’ nuts… We obviously had the good bikes out today and it was amazingly, spectacularly awesome how much easier it was to go fast. We spent a good six miles with a bit of a cross-tailwind between 24 & 26 and there was plenty left in the reserves to go faster (we didn’t want to blow up Mrs. Bgddy who was showing signs of tiring out).
Anyway, it was an excellent Venge day (and Alias day for my wife, and Madone 7 Series for my buddy, Mike). Not bad, either… 98 miles in three days, two north of 18 mph and we haven’t even hit the tenth of March yet.
It’s going to be a good year, and I’m ready for it.
PS: Sorry, no in pace line photos, I had gloves on and I didn’t want to mess with my phone. I was simply having too much fun.