Well, Reno has been so winter harsh, I've done virtually NO street riding on my road bike (10-15 mountain bike rides on snow covered singletrack and a little roadwork to get there but that's all). What I have been doing is training with racers quite a bit younger than me at the local shop (owner has an awesome training room set up in the loft area of the shop(Great Basin Bicycles in Reno). I've been averaging 105 miles weekly, for the last 7 months....if you've ever done Computrainer you know it's at least 20% more concentrated than the actual road because there is absolutely no "rest rolling" or coasting or breaks.
This is all in preparation for my "8 centuries in 8 days" to the Grand Canyon in June (Bob trailer, sleeping on ground).
ANYWAYS, the purpose of this post is to brag....yesterday I started on the Computrainer @ 7 am and rode straight through the day @ avg. 17.8 mph for 101 miles! I'm really happy with the outcome, I sure felt it in my legs and overall energy level but I'm ready for more this next morning!
This week I'm, registering for the "Devil's Gate One Hundred" next month (across Death Valley), I'll sure take pics and post the results!
Whatever you do, if it has to do with bicycles, don't stop! Raydog