If you want to know if you’re in good shape, go for a 100 mile bike ride. You’ll know.
If you want to gauge your passion for cycling, try four in a row.
I got my front wheel back from the shop yesterday. I picked it up on the way home and had it installed, with new decals on both wheels, and new S-Works tires, before heading out the door on my rain bike. Total time needed to get everything done, 30 minutes.
After taking a day off the bike on Wednesday for thunderstorms, it looked like we were going to be rained out again, yesterday. There was a reason I took the rain bike – it was lookin’ ugly outside and it had been pouring rain just an hour before.
I hate rain days but I hate taking summer days off the bike more, so my wife and I risked it and headed out the door around 5:30.
It looked ugly a few times but in the end, we did spend most of the ride in the sunshine and didn’t get hit with so much as a drop.
For the weekend, we’ll be taking it easy with a couple of 100k’s over Saturday and Sunday. There are no major rides this weekend as DALMAC is on us. Now many would assume this would be what people call a “taper” week, but we all know my stance on tapering; I’ll taper when I’m dead.