Sunday, July 26, 2009
A Metric Century
In cycling terms a Century Ride is a bicycle ride of 100 miles in a single day. A noteworthy accomplishment to be sure. A Metric Century is a ride of 100 kilometers, which works out to about 63 miles. Yesterday our team ride was 65 miles, a little better than a metric. We rode a loop from Montague up to Silver Lake and back, making sure to climb every hill in a four county area. To make things even more fun, the northwesterly wind that we were riding into all morning became a southwesterly wind in the afternoon for our return trip. So we pretty much had a head wind all day. It was a tough but necessary ride. We are only five weeks away from the Killington ride and we need to be putting in major miles and getting in hill work. Yesterday we got both.