It's two months before the Solvang Fall Double, and I've come to the conclusion I won't be ready for a double century by then. At least my head won't be ready for it. Yes, I likey could "survive" it, and maybe even finish within the cutoff, but I'm not one of those people that handle pain and discomfort well. I want to enjoy the ride, not suffer through it!
Basically, I need a few more hilly centuries & double metrics under my belt to build up my confidence before I tackle a DC. That's the way I operate.
I'll still be doing my own long & hilly rides, and I'll be joining the ACTC's LDTR/UTD/whatever-they-call-them rides. I'll be plenty ready for the Solvang Spring double come the end of March.
And, starting next month, I'll be doing the local 200K+ permaments and working towards a RUSA R-12 award.
Another Year, and More Time to Reflect
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