Went out yesterday on 16 miler and had a nice ride with J. We rolled up MacAurthur Blvd from Glen Echo to Falls Rd in Poto-mac, then explored one of the huge uber-rich hoods. Damn! Big money for sure. We rolled back on Oaklyn to Persimmon Tree Rd. On the way we picked up a straggler and he rolled with us that entire section. 54 year old dude who had ridden out from NE DC on Rhode Island ave area. We split while he took a break at the PT/McA Blvd intersection.
The rolling hills in the hood were a blast on the bike and I wasn't even trying to power thru. I did pop on the big climb up from Old Anglers to the end of the first big hill but I recovered quickly but J was struggling so I rolled slow. So slow my gps thought I wasn't moving except about 14.6 miles vs 16.4 sigh.
Mancamp is 2 week so or less out and I'm not where I want to be fitness wise, but I am better off than I was I suppose a month ago, going to finish strong this next 7 days then back off till the trip.
No Pantera huh. I wonder about Apocalyptica, I present instead: Inquisition Symphony.
Mellow jams aside I'm looking forward to a long weekend the hell outa dodge.
Gonna try and either run 5 or bike 30 tonight. Not sure which yet. May have to work late.
Trying to also make a decision on the pointless fundraise ride of the year - 100 Miles to No Where. A 100 mile rd up and down a section of the WOD or 30/40 loops of the neighborhood. Not sure what I can do and stand before loosing it. Or is is it already a lost cause??