Everyone finds their own way to brevet success, and for me one key is to keep up the century riding over the winter. MG and I get out on the tandem every other weekend and try to enjoy ourselves without getting burned out before the brevet season starts in earnest in March.
See a set of photos from this ride Here.
UPDATE: See Rudy Hewitt’s photos from this ride Here.
We continue to enjoy our good fortune to be friends with Crista Borras, who leads informal centuries all year, along with a summer tour and other special events. Saturday we ignored the forecasts of snow or rain in southern Maryland and rode her “Cobb Island Century,” a meandering ride that roughly traces John Wilkes Booth’s escape route to northern Virginia, where he was surrounded and killed.
We were pleased to be joined by former San Diego RBA Barclay Brown, who is living in Alexandria on his motor home bus while on a long-term work assignment.
We had a small group of seven. After MG and I stopped early for our customary tandem wrenching session, I realized we had no bottles, although we had Camelbaks, and we retraced a mile back to a store for some extra water and Gatorade. (As MG correctly predicted, we never needed the extra water!). We met up with Rudy on the run into Cobb Island and then stayed with the group from lunch onward. A nice dinner afterwards at Topolino ‘s rounded out another nice day on the bike.