Hello everyone, I did my fifth century or greater group/event ride this year on Saturday.
The temps started in the mid 70s and it was 85 at the end. Humidity went from high nineties to mid seventies at the end. Pretty flat where the ride was but there are no trees and the winds were gusting up to 35+.
I was supposed to make it a just a finish ride with my three other buddies ....but as they say 'when you have a number on your back it's a race'!
Anyway we really pushed the ride and the last 40 miles were very tough against the wind....oh the cramps!
When I finished and checked my time I realized that I had bested my personal best for a century (actually 102 miles) by almost 45 minutes Not bad for someone who's been riding only 1.5 years and had hernia surgery 11 weeks (correction) ago! Time was 5:45 for 102 miles.
My riding buddy, who is 74 beat me by eight minutes.....remember it was not a race
One more goal for the year and that is 7,000 miles. Should have it by next week.
Just goes to show you old guys can still do it