Saddle Time

Ordinary (Penny Farthing) bicycle

I’ve made a somewhat startling realization this week: Beginning July 15th, I’ll be participating in some sort of organized cycling event every weekend for a solid month.

On the 15th, I’ll be kicking off the craziness with a ride in the 6th Annual Fat Tire Festival at our area’s definitive singletrack destination, Dryer Road Park. But that’s just a warm up – the following weekend, I’ll be burning about 6x the energy of the Fat Tire when I ride in a twenty-four hour mountain bike race – thankfully, as part of a team of 4 riders.

From there, the fun moves onto the road, with the Ride MS century (that’s 100 miles, kids) the next weekend, and a 55-mile tour one week later.

I suppose the training rides have already started – but I sure don’t feel as ready for this epic month of cycling as I did for last year’s race!

  1 comment for “Saddle Time

  1. buzzardo
    June 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    55 miles? surely your ass will have calloused over by august for another century in the litchfield hills tour…unless you speak of some other degenerate piddley 55 mile “ride”:)

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