Saturday, July 25, 2009

Epic ride

Did an epic Russel ride today. I usually struggle on long tempo rides, and prefer shorter efforts. But I had a good ride today. In numbers:

94 miles
5 24oz bottles of Gatorade
2 Gu
1044 calories consumed on the bike

Tom and Matt did most of the work into the wind on the way out, but I managed a few short pulls. It was a great ride, if a bit much before the Capitol Crit tomorrow. Most importantly, though, I feel like I've made some progress as the season progresses. Hopefully I'll be in shape by cyclocross season.

After the ride, a nap, grilling at Sascha's, then the final (non-ceremonial) stage of the Tour up Mont Ventoux. A good day.