I rode with some old and new friends last night. A few of these folks I had trained with as we all prepared for our first big ride, the Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP) in 2005. We’ve diverged since due to riding and weather preferences, but we had a lovely ride last night in the greater Kent valley. I was able to show them a couple of variations on the usual valley loop, and they gave me an incentive to work a little harder than I likely would on my own. It was a nice late-afternoon in the saddle. 29.5 miles on the day.
I’m going to need big miles this weekend to get this done. Hopefully my bad luck with spokes is passed.