ManCation consisted of a lot of riding, with a lot of climbing. This does not equate to leg speed. Smashing a 39/28 on a bunch of uphills, in 60 degree temps, will not help you when it's time to go 50kmh in the hot and humid Wx of SC.
The legs were heavy last night. HEAVY.
It was a good ride nonetheless. The groups got all fouled up again. No bother. It was good to get on the bike.
Nice to see that certain people from a certain shop showed up last night, even after they have summarily shit on the Tri-City ride for the past few YEARS. Hypocrites. Feel free not to come back...
Hampsten. There's GOT to be a reason...
Maglia ROSA from Matthew J. Clark on Vimeo.
Bike porn :
Off to the chiro this morning to get re-set. I don't think nearly 20 hours in The Beast was very good for my legs and back either.
And if you're feeling adventurous, or just feel the need for a good ass-kicking, Boyd's Birthday Ride is Saturday in Greenville. It leaves Hotel Domestique @ 0900 sharp. 65 miles. 5500 feet of climbing. Several dirt sections. Many pros and ex-pros will be in attendance.