Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes: 2014 Trek Domane 5.2, 2003 Fuji Cross, 2010 Giant Trance, 2006 K2 Mod 4.0, 2010 Schwinn Madison
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I have no goals but to have fun. This will be my first Reston Century and second century overall. I did the Cannonball Century out of Fredericksburg last fall.
Any goals I did have got shot down in July. On July 4th weekend I did rides of 81, 36 and 63 miles. I was starting to do more speed work for the first time in my life. And then I got sick...like middle of winter, fever, cough, chest, stomach flu kind of sick. Kept me off the bike for two weeks. And the first week back on the bike I would do OK up to 30 miles and then just drop. So I've just been building my base back up again (70 miles last Sunday including Woodburn/Harmony Church).
I completed the '07 Cannonball Century in 8 hours and ride time of 6:45 for about a 15 mph avg. Pacelines were few and far between. I still think I can pick up my pace a bit and I now know that I don't need 1:15 of rest stops along the way.
On the fun side, I did pick up a shiny new bike last Saturday (well it's a left over 2006 K2). Previous ride was a 2003 Fuji Cross. The K2 doesn't feel any faster on the flats or uphills but is a whole lot better on the descents.