Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in.
Tomorrow I ride the King’s Tour of the Quabbin, my first 100-mile ride (called a century in biking circles). It’s fully supported, with rest stops at various points along the way, and painted arrows on the road to mark the way. The weather looks amenable, with temperatures topping out at about 82°F. All of this sounds fantastic. The only downside (or upside, I suppose I should say — there seems to be more up than down) is the elevation gain. Check out this elevation profile from the route on MapMyRide:
This ride has double the elevation gain and 20 more miles than any I’ve done so far. I’m definitely intimidated, but not scared off. If I can do this, I can certainly do the STP in a month, and the Cape Cod Getaway in two weeks will seem like a breeze. Tomorrow afternoon I’ll report back on the actual experience (my prediction: the word “hilly” will dominate my discussion).
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