If I told you the last time I rode any significant miles was in December and that was 20 miles at Pendleton, meaning relatively flat, and that I have been attending a spin class once a week for about 2 months, so I thought I could ride 25+ very hilly miles. What would you say?
Probably, Yas, what are you smoking? Why don't you go do some nice hill repeats?
But I wouldn't listen. I'd go out and do it anyway.
I was a bit rusty. It took me longer to get to dump hill than I remember. I need to lap myself at landmarks, like Mojeska and Silverado and dump hill, just to track my time.
I did stop twice, but I only needed to stop once. The second time was to open a pack of shot bloks. I should have opened it when I stopped to rest.
All in all, it was a good day for a ride. I was the last one in, but that's nothing new.