I always treated cycling as a somewhat solo endeavor, but in an effort to push myself beyond the 40 mile ride from a few weeks back I agreed to take my first group cycle training ride last Saturday AM.
- Lesson #1: early rising matters.
- Lesson #2: group rides with experienced riders is a humbling experience.
Kept pace with the middle speed group, but once the sun peaked lost the faster group entirely. Did not clock, but estimating ~70 miles round trip.
Given just 3 weeks to PMC and 110 mile first day, looks like it will have to be 80 mile run next weekend, with a few lunchtime stair climbs to break up the coming week.