Today was the Headwaters Century. Last year, I rode the 66 mile variant, but this time I wanted to do the whole ride.
Alas, it was not to be. Whether it was being sick for a week, tailing off my training, or not staying hydrated, the first two hours was good, but the second were pretty miserable (even more miserable than riding in the rain during RSVP), so I skipped a 20 mile loop, totalling only 80 miles for the day. The 5th and part of the 6th hour weren’t much fun – I could only maintain about 15MPH on the parts where I could ride around 20MPH a year ago.
Well, there’s always next year.