Good morning! I know you all eagerly scanned your feed readers this morning to find out how my ride in the Solvang Double went yesterday... it went great. A perfect beautiful day for riding... rode the first 100 miles in 5:15, which would have been my best Century ever, and the entire 200 in 10:38, which is my best time for a Double.
I must confess I'm feeling quite pleased with myself... I knocked 20 minutes off my time in this ride last year, and [I think] have a handle on the cramping that plagued me in the Century two weeks ago.
Next up: The Mulholland Challenge, a mere century but with 12,000' of climbing (!), in the Santa Monica mountains, and that night, the Midnight Express, a 50-mile ride in the hills above La Cañada. Stay tuned...