High Pass Challenge: My Season Ender

Day’s Verse:
By the seventh day God had finished his work.
On the seventh day he rested from all his work.

Genesis 2:2-ish

Tomorrow is High Pass Challenge, the last major ride I’m doing this year (next weekend I’m doing Cycle the Wave, but that’s going to be a for-fun ride). Wish me luck! I’m glad this my the final big ride. I’m ready to take a break from training and I want to just ride.

Oh, I’ll ride hard, don’t worry; but I don’t want to feel like I need to maintain a certain level of fitness, or get in specific training goals for a ride, or drag myself out of bed earlier on Saturdays than I do the rest of the week. I want to be able to go for a hike or a long walk and not worry that it’s impacting my cycling fitness. I want to get on my bike and not wonder “Do I have enough food and sports drink for this ride?” I want to have a weekend when I’m not gone for half a day or more on my bike. Continue Reading >>