Let me say that riding Monticello (Bertram Park) did not disappoint. It has a combination of fast, flowy trail with some tight turns into power climbs. A bit of everything. I will be going back! We will need to get some night riding out there too. Can't wait.
Sunday morning was another early one. Alarm went off at 4:25, but I slapped snooze a couple of times! I was out on the road bike by 5:45 heading to my folks cabin. It was cold at the start, 47 degrees! I had to rub the arms and stick my fingers in my pits a few times to warm up.
A lot of the route is on the Wobegon Trail. I biked out Albany on back road, where I jumped on the trail. I stay on the trail to Garfield, which is the first town NW of Alexandria. From there I leave the trail and head North for about 30 miles.
Ended with 106 miles with a 20 mph avg. The trail helps with the speed, but a tail wind helps too!
Monday I took off from the bike. Worked and hung with the family. We did get a family bike ride in around the neighborhood. I hope to get out and spin today but rain is predicted.
I have the Rusty Ride 100 this Saturday so not much is really planned before that. I actually thought of dropping down to the 50 but am sticking with the 100. I figure it will be great training for my winter races, right?!!