Century Season is here!
Florida is in for a very nice treat this weekend: after a brutally long, hot and humid summer, tomorrow some of the finest weather of the year will finally arrive! Sunday’s forecast is calling for a low of 54°F, a high of 76°F, crystal clear sunny skies and a zero percent chance of rain. If you love being outside as much as I do, Sunday is going to be perfect!
I’ll be doing my usual club ride this morning, but there’s a chance we’re going to get rained on as the front comes through. I’ll probably take today’s ride pretty easy and save my legs for tomorrow’s ride…
Tomorrow I’ll be kicking off “Century Season” with a hilly 100+ mile (160+ kilometer) ride. I’ll be doing this ride with my friend William, and anyone who is interested is welcome to join us. We’re sort of approaching this as a Horrible Hundred training ride. The route is a little over 100 miles, and I think we’ll wind up with between 4 and 5 thousand feet of elevation. We’ll be fighting some stiff winds out of the north, too, so it should be a solid training ride.
While I did three 100+ mile rides in late August and early September, to me Century Season really kicks off tomorrow. Here’s my “Century schedule” for October and November:
Sunday, October 5: Horrible Hundred training ride (101 miles)
Saturday, October 11: Mount Dora Bike Festival Century (100 miles)
Sunday, October 26: Horse Farm Hundred (100 miles)
Sunday, November 2: Seminole Cyclefest (101 kilometers) – okay, this is a metric century, but I’m including it because it’s police escorted and going to be fast and awesome!
Sunday, November 16: 2014 Horrible Hundred (100 miles)
When the weather is nice I just want to ride my bike all day long, so I may pepper that schedule with other 100 mile training rides, too.
If you’d like to join me and William on tomorrow’s 100 mile Horrible Hundred training ride, give me a shout sometime today. The more the merrier. Wheels rolling at 7:00 AM sharp.