After a weekend off the bike, we’re back on the road this weekend with another two day overnighter, with Lane G. and Alec B. We rode 107 miles from home today to Strasburg, Va., on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley under brilliant skies with low humidity and temperatures in the 80s.
That’s what we call perfect weather out here, with great company to match.
Tomorrow we return via a 125 mile route through Harper’s Ferry, W.V., and then familiar roads to D.C.
With fairly easy terrain, this weekend gives us some good miles without digging a hole in our energy reserves. Next week we plan a 335 mile overnighter with lots of climbing, which will be our last big outing before PBP.
The anticipation of PBP is definitely getting stronger, at the same time that the prep rides are starting to feel a little familiar. That’s a good sign — it’s nearly time to start focusing on tapering, packing and putting things in order for the trip to France.
We hope your rides are going well whether for PBP, other events or just from fun.