Sunday, May 19, 2013

Feelin' Strong ... And So Long

Nice weekend! The weather was beautiful and the cycling was outstanding. But glancing at the forecast for the week to come, I’m happy that I will be in Nashville TN and not in Wisconsin.

On Saturday I did a 45-mile ride with the Bay View Bicycle Club, repeating a route I first completed with BVBC in October 2010.

Scott Siebers, Andy Sikorski and I smile for the camera at the ride’s end in Dundee.

I began today with a trio of cycling broadcasts. I watched the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Norway on EuroSport, then the final stage of the Tour of California on NBC. But then it was time for me to do my own ride. I covered 34 miles to finish the week with 205 miles total. It was my first 200-mile week of 2013 and I have been feeling really good on the bike. The base is solid. I need to mix in more intensity and more singletrack practice over the next two weeks.

So, now it’s off to Nashville. I hope to reach my hotel late tomorrow afternoon while there’s still enough daylight to explore the surrounding area by bike. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday my time belongs to my employer, but there should be opportunities to ride at the end of each day. Friday is a bit of a wildcard: I will have time to ride in the morning before I drive home, but we’ll see how much enthusiasm I have for it when the time comes. I will be doing a time trial test on Memorial Day, so Friday might be a good day to be completely off the bike. Also unknown: whether I will update this blog during my trip. Facebook and Twitter updates are more likely. If you don't hear from me in the meantime, then expect a blog update next weekend.

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