I had a few hours today to myself while my lovely wife took the kids to a birthday party. I dressed up, got my water bottles ready, and made a photocopy of the route cue sheet from my NJ road cycling map book. Instead of trying to write out the directions like last time, I scanned it in and printed it for reference. Much quicker and neater.
I decided to try out some of my route from last week’s Clarksburg Ride that I attempted but got lost during. Since it was late afternoon / early evening, the sun wasn’t beating down and there was a nice breeze. I didn’t get lost this time around, and ultimately decided to follow as much of the route I could in the time allotted.
It took me about 3.5 hours to ride about 43 miles, and I worked on sprinting and keeping a strong pace. I ran out of water towards the end, but soldiered on. I now have 218 miles on the odometer. I’ve got that 600 mile goal in my sights.