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So how was the NSA-OCE ride? Let's hear the report! nm(3 posts)

So how was the NSA-OCE ride? Let's hear the report! nmSpinchick
Sep 29, 2001 12:52 PM
I learned the value of base miles ...Humma Hah
Sep 30, 2001 9:10 AM
I barely rode for the last three weeks, and paid dearly for it.

My riding record per week recently goes something like this:

100
148
150
240
8
15
20 (this week, prior to the century)

The 240-mile week included the 152-mile epic, courtesy of MB1.

Who'da thunk a few weeks off would make such a difference. At the lunch stop I was about 0.5 mph slower than the last time on this route. I wrote this off to it being windy (10-20 mph, gusts to 28), and a little chilly (although I usually do better in cool weather). But at about 75 miles, when faced with crossing Rt 28 and doing the Casanova loop, I realized I was feeling beat, muscles cramping, not having fun any more, and the worst of the little hills are in that stretch. I bailed, cutting off 17 miles by going straight up 28 to Nokesville.

Turning off to the finish, I looked in the mirror and saw MB1 coming up behind me. "What took you so long?" I asked.

"How was 28?" he countered. No dumbie, this MB1.

I got in 88 miles, but really felt beat, worse than after the 152. My muscles were very sore (that usually takes a couple of days), so I evidently was suffering from a big dose of lactic acid. I'd largely recovered by this morning, and did a short out'n'back with the wife on the first 8 miles of the same route. She agrees, its a very pretty and pleasant route.
I really wanted to hook up with all of you. I tried to getbill
Sep 30, 2001 6:40 PM
my ticket punched -- no go. The wife is still making me pay for, well, I don't really remember, but someday I'll get a pass. Maybe next time. Did 50 solo in in the afternoon. A poor substitute. Hope that you all had fun.