Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lilac Century Surprise

Jayne, Tony and I rode in the Lilac Century Surprise today. This is a charity ride for the local rotary club. It has various distances you can ride 100 mi,66,50,25 and 15 I think. It's very popular and riders of all ages and abilities participate. This was my longest ride so far this year. Previous long was 48 miles. What make this ride so tough is it is hilly.I'd love to be able to say exactly how hilly but we have a little disparity between my Garmin and Jayne's. Mine says we did ~2600 ft of climbing Jayne's say ~4000 ft. Felt more like 4000. I fell a little beat up but I rode pretty hard for the first 45 miles or so. I really freaked out coming down Charles hill. So much so that I was taking to myself, out loud, trying to calm myself down. I was only going 32 mph felt like 132. I'll be glad when I get over this pussy phase I'm going through. All in all it was a great ride and a great workout. This is the last last on my "recovery" week so a day off tomorrow then hit it hard on Tues.

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