I'm actually a little concerned by this. So far this month the number of kilometres I've ridden has been less than at any other stage this year, largely due to factors beyond my control (i.e. bushfire smoke). So one would have expected me to be reasonably fresh going into today's ride. However, when I got out there, I just didn't seem to have any power. The conditions were just about perfect (temperature range 3-25 degrees C at various times), the scenery in Numinbah Valley was spectacular as always (the mist on Advancetown Lake was a nice bonus, and the rainforests at Urliup magical as always), but for some reason, it wasn't until 123km into the ride (i.e. about 3km from the finish), that I found any form at all.
Normally at this time of year I pick things up a little bit because of the things that I have on. Next weekend (a long one) I'm doing a three day tour. Two weeks after that I've got Glorious-Mee, which will be the hardest single day ride of the year if it's anywhere near as hot as last year was. Should I really be feeling lethargic and without power right now, in view of the recently decreased workload? Can I afford to?