As usual I'm terrible at taking as many pictures as I should, but I got a few nice shots of this week's Bike Virginia 2011. The ride was in Dublin and Radford VA, with rides up through Blacksburg to the Catawba area as well as over and onto the Blue Ride Parkway.
I got in a ton of miles, including back-to-back century rides of 101 and 108 miles, with 8000 and 7000 feet of climbing respectively. The terrain was fun for me -- up and down and up and down -- but a lot of people were complaining that it was just too hard. I saw more people walking their bikes up those steep little hills than I've ever seen before.
Here's the link to a representative slide show:
Me getting pumped up:
Typical rest stop: