Friday Morning Solo Ride: 63 miles
Today was a beautiful day for a ride. I tired myself out doing hills on Monday, and then went for a social ride Tuesday morning using my “heavy” legs. So I rested Wednesday and yesterday in order to do today’s ride admirably. Today’s ride was tough for me. My original plan was to do 62 miles of hill repeats at the hill on Eagle Road in Bucks County, PA. Everything was going fine until my rump started to wear out around mile 30. So at that point I decided to do a 20-mile “recovery ride” to try and rehab my rump. It worked a little, but the rump couldn’t be fixed all that much. I’m not used to moving around so much on the bike trying to climb well. And that’s what did my rump in. When I was done the recovery ride I did 9 more climbs of the Eagle Road hill before spinning a few miles to round out the metric century. 10,271 feet of climbing is equivalent to 3,130.6 meters. And if you normalize the ride to a straight 100 km, then the climbing for the 100K is 3105 meters (a little over 3 km of climbing in 100k of riding). I suppose I have reason to be tired after that ride. CLICK HERE to see the route.