I'm signed up for the Mountains of Misery ride next weekend. This will be my second. I made it last year up to Mountain Lake without stopping or walking (horrors!)
I am so behind in my riding, my weight, and just about everything compared to last year. I've only done 4 century rides this year, and two were flat as a pancake.
I have considered skipping the ride this year, but I've already paid, and I have $225 worth of non-refundable hotel reservations in Blacksburg. I guess that's a good thing My plan is to do at least the 70 miles back to Newport, and see how I feel at that point.
Today will be my last pre-ride chance to train. I have a route mapped out that takes in part of Fauqier County, and 33 miles on Skyline Drive, about 7500 ft of climbing total. Hope the rain holds off!
Hope to see a few of you at the ride.
p.s. is it tempting fate or giving myself an "out" if I bring along cleat covers in case I have to walk the last 3 miles?