Thursday, June 21, 2018

Uncertainty

Made some tweaks to the set up
Well, this weather pattern sure has been rough in terms of my getting chances to ride. That's brought on a level of uncertainty for this weekend's Solstice 100. One hundred miles......

That would make it my longest ride, by a long, long way, this year. I had expected to have had a few 100 milers under my belt by now, but no. It wasn't to be for whatever reasons. But, that makes this weekend's goals easier to ascertain. Have fun and finish. However long that takes.

The theme of uncertainty was furthered on Wednesday when it wasn't supposed to rain at all. (Ahem!) Yeah..... So, I woke up to rain and all morning the weather app kept saying it would rain again around noon. It didn't, of course. It waited until 3:30pm to pour forth again. In between it was misty, threatening rain, and I wasn't sure I could get a decent ride in all day. So, I got the bike dialled in by making a few rounds about the neighborhood. That'll have to do.

And so if the whole deal is going to be about uncertain things, why not use an untested bike with brand new wheels? Seems consistent with the latest theme. Then there is the fitness. I have done all the off the bike things I can do to give myself an advantage. But some fatigue inducing stress at work and maybe a mild bug have seemed to keep me feeling not so hot anyway.

So whatever...... I am planning on leaving for Lincoln, Nebraska again Friday come hell or high water, and I will just give 'er what I've got Saturday. It won't be pretty..........

5 comments:

Rob E said...

That's a nice looking bike. See you on Saturday, you got this.

Guitar Ted said...

@Rob E: Thanks! I am looking forward to seeing you down there.

Ari said...

No kidding about shop induced stress and fatigue. I can’t seem to shke mine.

Kevin Collings said...

Enjoy the weekend, that's a race I really want to make next year.
Those wheels are hot!! If those were available earlier this year I definitely would've gone with those over the mtb wheelset I'm running on my gravel bike now.

DT said...

Sounds like my LandRun experience this year.... you got this!!