First, I just want to say how much fun my MTB circuit is. I put together a sweet course of three legs in the winnekenni castle/millvale reservoir areas of haver. It's 17 miles of shortish steep climbs/descents, windy-twisty-off camber-technical single track, fast swoopy double-track, and a long-baby head-wet atv trail. Thanks to the weather, there are a number of muddy sections, but everything is completely ridable. I can rip it off non-stop in just under two hours, and this past sunday I finally made a rocky climb that's about 100 yards long and about %25 grade for the first time this year.
But this post is really about The Blackout.
If you've every been a dedicated racer and commuter, it's happened to you.
You've been over training, you get on the bike to ride to work one morning, and the next thing you know, you're at work. You try to think back about the ride in, and then it hits you......
There's no data.
Your brain seems to have forgotten to turn on its ride computer.
Now, I haven't exactly been over-training, but I guess this morning I was more tired than I thought. I didn't space the whole ride, though there are chunks missing. I can't remember passing Whirlaway Sports, or the entire Menge' valley section of rte 110.
Time to rest? Why not?