Epic, bucket list WTF ride.

So a bunch of us are attempting a C&O canal ride this Saturday which promises to be Epic. At least.

We’re starting in Cumberland, Maryland and winding our way along the C&O canal down to Washington DC. In a day.

About 180 miles total. Generally flat, but gravel path not paved. Looksee : http://tinyurl.com/oo72988

Think I’m ready, but have that nervousness which is inevitable when attempting something challenging that I’m not entirely confident about.

Should be really interesting, really hard, and hopefully do-able. More to come!

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Year 2 of the Air Force Association Cycling Classic

Rode the Cycling Classic again this year – it’s timed, but not in a typical fashion. They open the course at 7am and you’re charged with doing as many laps as you can before 10:10am, where they call last lap and clear the course.

Last year I’d done it with a Garmin which I’d reset and not properly set up, so I was concerned about finishing the six laps in time. Turns out I did well, averaging 19.5 mph and getting my six laps in with forty minutes to spare. Could have done another one (time) if I had the energy (which I didn’t).

The course was different this year, and seemed a bit harder to me. Bit more climbing and while they eliminated a crazy 90 degree turn at the bottom of a hill, we had more climbing and lap times were about the same despite being shorter.

It’s a bit different for me to go >2:50 without stopping, so it’s certainly a bit of an endurance game! Do plan to keep doing it, even if it wipes me out for a bit.

Strava Results Here.

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