Quick blog, need to hit the road: Horse Farm Hundred today!
If you’re looking for my weekly stats, they will return next Sunday. I completed my fall cut this past Thursday, and I will establish my baseline maintenance stats next Sunday.
It’s funny that a 100 mile bike ride is just another awesome morning in the saddle, yet the 100 mile car ride I’ll have to endure to get to get to today’s ride sounds really far. I’m not looking forward to this morning’s trek north by automobile, but it will be worth it. 🙂
Today’s ride is the fast and scenic Horse Farm Hundred in Gainesville, Florida! I’ve been looking forward to this ride since last year, which was the first time I did the Horse Farm Hundred (see “2014 Horse Farm Hundred: ride report“). Last year’s ride was crazy fast, challenging on several levels, a beautiful route and basically one of my more memorable rides, like ever.
Some of my friends and riding buddies will be there this year, along with hundreds of other cyclists.
Last year it was in the mid-40s at the start, but this year it’s going to be a little warmer. It will be about 67° (F) when we roll at 8:30, and around 80° between 12:30 and 1:00 PM, which is the time window when I expect to roll over the finish line. There’s virtually no chance of rain, but a fair amount of cloud cover will help keep things cool.
I want to make sure I arrive in plenty of time to find somewhere to park, pick up my packet and work my way to the front of the pack for the start, so I’m going to cut this short, eat and start getting ready.