The long weekend is upon us! I am not sure if anyone noticed but a little hundred mile ride snuck onto my upcoming events section. And guess what? It’s on Sunday. Yipes!
I may have lost my damn mind ya’ll. I’m not even kidding. I don’t need to ride 100 fricken miles on my bike in order to finish Augusta, but it is on the list of things I’d like to do within in the next 32 years of my life. It’s relatively close and there are lots of support vehicles and quite a few of my friends are doing the ride too. I’m trying to think of this ride as a rolling picnic. Where there is food, I shall stop.
In looking back over my many, many, many posts about my cycling issues, I have to admit that I’m proud of myself. Sure, some would say my cycling issues are all in my head but I disagree. Somewhat. Part of my issues are strength and T.I.T.S. (Time In the Saddle).
If it weren’t for my new group of cycling friends, specifically my friends Pete, Chris, Brad and Nick. I don’t think I’d have made it this far. My cycling buds have been extremely patient with me and very encouraging. I’m so thankful to have met this crew.
A hundred miles does seem kind of nuts when you think about it. I’m not sure I drive that much in a week now that I live so close to work. I must admit that I feel more like a cyclist in just being signed up for the century. There’s always a chance I’ll crap out before I get to 100. NBD.
I think I’ve got almost everything covered except for my rear end. What’s the best anti-chafe product for these long rides? If I have to go through what I went through after that 60 milers I’ll never ride again. Ha ha.
Any tips on century rides? I’ll take whatever you got!
Happy Friday and have a great long weekend!