I can hardly believe nobody's posted for so long, so here's something to chew on...
How to start off the year?
I came down with a sinus infection while on travel the other week, so I've been quiescent/off the bike for the last two weeks. And I have a couple choices for a 200k to start the 2014 brevet season.
One choice is this Saturday, the day after Valentine's day, about three hours from home. Typical terrain (meaning there's some climbing). I don't mind driving a couple of hours to a start the morning of a ride, but three hours might indicate a motel for the night before, which means leaving home shortly after dinner (on Valentine's day!). Weather is predicted to be pretty decent!
Second choice is to wait another week, and that one's a flattish ride. Right at 2 hours (in the other direction) from home, but who knows what the weather will be like then?
So, dear readers, which would you choose, and why?