September 18, 2011

The usual process

Happy to report that I've finished "a mere two-hundred" - a new route for me, not in completely unfamiliar territory but some territory I hadn't ridden over in a while.
This is the third month in a row that I've managed to get in a randonnee in excess of 200km, so I'm pretty close to calling this a "run" towards another R-12- although I'd really like to get October out of the way before I commit.  I'm certain the next few months are not going to be as easy as 2008's run.

Friday's ride was quick training towards those harder months, however.  Where the July and August editions proved good tests of heat tolerance during this year's especially hot summer, September's ride brought the first indications of fall.  After a last dance with the mid-90's(F), a dramatic temperature shift swung through that had everyone talking at work on Thursday - and eventually came a steady rain that has hung on even today as I type this on Sunday evening, a rain that tested local Mid-America Chapter MS-Society riders as they took off for varying distances converging on Lawrence, KS. this same weekend.  

As I step through the usual process of organizing thoughts I'm already looking towards the next ride.  Things are going well - but I'm sore.  More on that later - stay tuned for the ride report from this remarkable 212km adventure.

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