A lack of a proper training plan after last weekend's Ocean City ride, and a little poor discipline in the "early to bed, early to rise" department led to almost no miles this week. But I did get out this morning for Friendly Friday and the ride to Annapolis for breakfast. Gorgeous morning. It looks like the rainy spring may finally be behind us.
But the big news is tomorrow. I'm planning to ride my first 300K brevet tomorrow. I think the week's rest may actually help. It will be the longest single day of riding I've ever attempted. The route starts in Frederick, MD and heads north in a big loop through Pennsylvania before returning to the start. One notorious climb up "Big Flat" comes about 1/3 of the way around the course. We start at 5 am and have a 20 hour time limit to finish by 1 am on Sunday, though I'm hoping for more like 10 - 11 pm Saturday. Here is more detail
I'm excited and of course experiencing a little bit of nervous energy. I'll tweet my progress at the control stops, my handle is chespksailor on twitter if you care to follow along. Wish me luck.