Last weekend was a bike-filled one. On Saturday I rode 100 miles in the Tri-State Seacoast Century. This is the same ride I did last year, when it was my first-ever century ride. This time it was my third (having done my second one in late July).
For once, I’m glad to say it wasn’t a dramatic experience. I rode on my own for most of the ride, but shortly after mile 80 I managed to hop on the back of a decent-sized paceline and enjoyed a nice draft for the rest of the ride (when it counted the most). I finished in 6 hours, 55 minutes of time on the bike. I felt really good after the ride, better than I ever have before. My new Salsa Casseroll is turning out to be a great investment in the type of riding I do.
On Sunday I rode with a buddy out to see the Portsmouth Crit. We arrived just in time to see the men’s Pro race, though I could tell there was so much going on that it would have been worthwhile to make a full day of it.