Today I rode the Ojai Valley 200K, a great ride I've done a number of times before. I'm starting to get into better shape, finally ... during the past year I've worked out a lot so my cardio fitness is fine, but I haven't ridden as much, so my riding fitness has been off. I'm stronger but have less endurance. But I'm getting better; today's ride began with a 15 mile ascent to the top of Mount Rose, and I crushed it; powered right up, and felt great blasting down. Excellent.
Of possible interest, here are a few pictures:
BTW I'm blogging this on a plane to Chicago; taking a red eye so I can attend the ASCO conference tomorrow, and then flying back tomorrow night so I can drive down to Vista Monday morning. Just in case you didn't think I was crazy, consider this hard evidence that I am :)