Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hat farm

Thursday, 29 March

It's a hat farm. Get it? :)

Another great day here at training camp, sunshine all day long. It was a "double stage" day. The first stage was 82 miles, with 4 major climbs and one more of about a mile. Plus a long false flat section into a headwind where I really tried to push the pace. Some of it was backwoods riding, some of it was wine country. But still not much traffic. The third climb was one I raced up last year, and I was pretty tired by that point and could not figure out how I raced up it--twice! Maybe I'll find that fitness by the end of the season....

I was sworn to secrecy about the second stage, so all I can say is it was a short little loop, with some scenic farmland, rollers, and a two-mile gradual descent--the wide open kind where you just let the bike go. I thought my legs would be toast with 60 minutes off the bike to eat and drive to the second "stage," but they were okay.

O.A.D. wanted me to do the local Thursday night "ride," but my tandem partner from these parts is out of town and there's no way I can ride cat 1-2 men's race pace over hill and dale on my single bike. I might have to come back for another Thursday night this summer.

2 comments:

.n. said...

There's a Thursday night right? I feel so left out! I didn't want to ride with you guys anyways...

Old as dirt said...

In Eugene, there is. Training camp, remember?