Activity: road cycling
Location: Riley’s Lock (Seneca), MD > Jefferson, MD
Distance: 99.9 miles (hilly)
Weather: sunny and warm, 78 degrees
Avg HR: 161 (max 189)
PPTC “Extreme Dimensions of Yin and Yang” ride. The cue was for 95.5 miles, and I stretched it long by making a few wrong turns (especially after mile 70) and adding an on-purpose overshoot near the end. It didn’t quite hit a full century, though you could argue that my bike computer isn’t totally acurate. Fine. But it’s not quite a century, and I’m okay with that. The weather was lovely for riding, and I saw some young deer in the meadows, some hawks enjoying the updrafts, etc. I arrived late to the ride start, so the first 14-or-so miles were done above my ideal century pace – t’was okay, in the end. And the route got really hilly from miles 45 to 80, including the Mar-Lu ridge, which would be a Categorie 3 or Categorie 2 in Tour de France parlance. Still, a great ride – now I need a shower, lunch, and a nap!