I've done some rides that not every cyclist would be able to do, especially in the mountains of Colorado. Hopefully I'll be able to add Trail Ridge Road and Mt Evans to that list of rides. That's why I try to push myself to ride a little farther, a little faster. To be able to say "that was one of the hardest things I've ever done and I did it!"Biking Across Kansas tour is a little more than four weeks away, and while I'm sure it will present some challenges, I'm looking at it as more of a warm-up for CRMBT. From what I've heard about BAK it's geared more towards the social aspect of 800 people slowly working their way across the state. I'll be happy to add another state to the list of those I've toured, and I'll have an entire week of riding, eating, laughing, and gathering stories to tell.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Alright, I'm a slow rider, and that's OK. I love to ride, and I love to do bike tours. The fact that I'm not a "hammerhead" is fine with me. I don't really train, except to ride as much as I can. I occasionally will do some intervals to try to help me ride at my peak for a longer time, but mostly I just ride. When I'm on a tour I just want to be able to keep a good pace, and do it for as long as it takes to get to the next town. And I'm fine with stopping to rest, take pictures, and re-fuel. So it really doesn't bother me to not be among the first to finish the ride. I don't think I'd like to be the last, but I'm comfortable with the rest of the pack.