Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
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Indy Tour de Cure this weekend
Saturday morning I'll be riding with Team Nebo Ridge's TdC group (currently at 40 strong) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Most of them are going for a sub-4 hour century, but that won't be me. I'll hang with them and help as long as I can, but so far I've only worked my way up to the bottom tier of the B group rides (18-19 mph average on roads with traffic stops and some very gentle terrain). I suspect I can hang with the fast riders for a lap or two, but at that point, I (and I hope a few others like me) will need to pull off to ride at a less insane pace, or else I won't have the legs to do much of anything more.
The only things I have going for me are the facts that I'm a faster rider than I was at this time last year, and my mileage base for the season is over 700 compared to just over 200 when I did this ride as a metric century last year.
Wish me luck!