Saturday, July 16, 2011
My original plan for today was to ride the century route of the Bay View Bicycle Club’s Lake Country Classic in Oconomowoc. But with no ride partner, a pretty serious threat of rain and a strong desire to use the registration fee for something else, I spent my morning with the Washington County Bicycle Club on the Brat ’n Hell route. There’s one more club ride this month—East of Eden, July 30—and I plan to be there for it. WCBC attendance has been much better this year and I’ve been there for six of the seven rides so far.
I want August to be more performance-oriented, so I’m looking at the Kirke Vei Time Trial (Wisport) in Cottage Grove on the 20th and the Reforestation Ramble (WORS) in Suamico on the 28th. The TT has a non-aero division that would work for me. The mountain bike race is on perhaps the least-technical course in the series, and I’m looking to build confidence after a bad introduction to mountain bike racing in May. My desire to be ready to compete in those races will shape my training over the next six weeks.
Posted by Dave Hanrahan at 11:34 PM