I pre-rode next week's race course - 12.8 mile loop, with 3/4 of a mile of gravel. Half of the gravel is hardpack washboard, the other half is squirmy squishy and downhill. Eek!
Nah, just non-fragile tires. I think valygrl is running Conti GP4000S? They'd be fine.
Demain, on roule!
Nah I stayed with Michelin p4s. It's not about flats it's about staying upright. Two laps, the bad part is it's at the very start so no chance to create a separation before. Oh well if I get dropped I'll just chase back on.
Splitting headache gone this morning. Cough mostly gone. 48 hours since the procedure at noon tomorrow.
All clear for take off.
Demain, on roule!
Good luck, Ex.
LAJ, Valygrl - good luck!
Valygrl, I had to smile when you said "I'll just chase back on"! You got gumption, girl - I love it! And I know you can do it, and then some.
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
Weld County... I was able to get to the front on the little finishing hill last year, but then flat out died. Never hit a wall like that before. Literally almost stopped, and went from first to 50th, or wherever I ended up. See if I can make that work again, only with some gusto. Dirt sucks, and I don't like that road. I may go see it on Friday, just to see what we have in store for us after these two rounds of storms.
Some Weld, for your enjoyment. Be careful out there.
I'm waiting for the guy who keeps logging 100+ mile rides to just ride off the front...
Or a different perspective: we've got such a range of abilities that certainly the top 10 guys could, with just a wee bit o tactics, get up the road by themselves...but no that'll never happen in our group.
I'll likely go pre-ride tomorrow.
Racer Ex, glad that you're over the hump. Hope the back diagnosis is more concrete and doesn't require surgery to fix.
valygrl, LAJ, rapwithtom, I don't understand these road race courses that have gravel sections. Don't we have a segment of this sport called cyclocross?
Last week I was on my racing-is-the-best-training program.
Headache came back yesterday. Back again today. Called the hospital and was told to keep pushing fluids and if it gets worse in the next few days to come in. Just took an pain pill. This sucks.