Yesterday marked my long ride ever, coming in at approximately 139 miles as a part of the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race. We headed out to the beach (Lincoln City) on Friday evening and stayed in a suite at the Inn at Spanish Head thanks to team president Jim who served as sugar daddy for the evening. [...]
All good things must come to an end, but I just realized that I’m done with one day road races for the season. I suppose now it makes sense why they have the OBRA State Championship race so early in the season – all the one day road racing is done as of June.
The good news is that the racing itself is quite a ways from being over. Criterium season is just gearing up, and while it’s not my favorite discipline, I’ll probably do a few of the local ones. There are also weekly series at PIR and Mt. Tabor. Then there are the multi-day races. No Mt. Hood or Cascade Classic (the two biggest stage races) but I’m hoping to be able to do Elkhorn in late June and Eugene Celebration in late August. Throw in the high Desert Omnium in July, and the end of the season is almost in sight. Scary!
In other news, here’s a sweet action shot from the finishing uphill sprint at the Rehearsal race on Saturday. So close!