Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Last Week of Training Ahead

Well, it’s all coming down to this last week of training. I rode five days straight last week for about 110 miles total. I took Saturday off and it really helped as I had a great ride on Sunday with Chris. Had we had a lunch break I could have kept going another 40 or so miles over our already 55ish miles. I’ll just leave you with this, I know I needed to change my tires before the ride, and I was going to do that this week, but on Sunday we stopped after about 40 miles and I looked down to see this: Bad Bicycle Tire Patch Yeah, yikes! I’m just lucky I had a good tire with a kevlar belt in there. I took it easy getting home, no crazy downhills for me. When I replaced it last night I found a large piece of glass embedded near that damage. Good tires these. I did the calculations and I think I had between 800 and 1,000 miles on that tire. That’s some training there. I’ve now got two new tires, ready for the ride. They’ll have around 100 or so miles on them so they’ll be perfectly ready on Day 1.