Well, that wasn't so bad. This morning the only thing that's bothering me is a slight sunburn on my shoulder and a crampy indexfinger-thumb-webbing area on my left hand The knees and calf are just fine.
Thinking on it, it's been quite awhile since I've actually done a century. After a long ride last march, I had worked my way up to the easy century stage during the course of last summer, but due to a number of crashing plans and last minute scrambles, didn't have enough free time to put aside a complete day. Still, I had been doing 50-80mile rides in the CT hIlls, rides which far exceeded what I did yesterday, in terms of speed/effort, so one was in easy reach - I just didn't do it. I had then planned to do one in Charlottesville in Sept. but that also fell through.
Prior to last summer you have to go back to last winter for a serious century bid. While that one was a disaster, if I'd toughed it out a bit longer, I'd have had a super easy ride back. There were other long rides, but the last century I'm sure I rode was back in 2004, and it was much stronger than this past one.
If I did one somewhere in there, I haven't blogged about it and have forgotten about it.
Photo from yesterday -
Borged out Scoplaw hits the road.