There was a nice turnout with close to 30 riders waiting for the start at the Brentwood YMCA. Only two riders were there for the 200k, myself included. I had ridden the 3.5 miles from the hotel to the start in the darkness. It was a warm humid morning, almost 60 degrees at 6am. The forecast called for a high temperature in the 80's with a strong chance of thunder showers for the afternoon and evening. I was hoping to make good time on my fixed gear and avoid the worst of the wet stuff. As I listened to the RBA give pre-ride instructions it occurred to me that the 300k riders might not be able to hold out that same hope.
|One of numerous moderate grades on the route|
|Plenty of farms around|
|The Visitors Center of Geroge A. Dickel Distillery|
|An unknown rider on the 300k wearing a PBP jersey|
|The Electronic Cue Sheet by Rick Lentz|
The winter of 2012 has been all fixie. While I find it takes a bit more of a physical toll on me I've been able to keep the same pace with last years mileage totals. At which point I will finally give this bike a rest is uncertain. I will likely continue through the early spring rides and evaluate my feelings after that. It is not beyond the realm of possibility to stay fixed for the entire season.