As you’re probably aware, despite riding something like 8,000 miles in training, my dad got sick and cramped up during Lotoja this year. That didn’t sit well with Steve or me, so Steve suggested we offer my dad a Mulligan and go back and ride from Logan to Jackson—unofficially—with him.
Since he made it to Montpelier in the first attempt, my dad decided he’d like to start from there and ride the rest of the way in just so he could finish the course. So on Monday, that’s what we’ll be doing. We’re staying in Montpelier Sunday night and plan on rolling out Monday around 7:00 or so, as soon as it’s light enough to ride. If you want to join us, the more the merrier.
In other news, Steve and I will be racing the Harvest Moon Criterium tomorrow. Last road race of the season, and despite what I said after Sanpete, I’ll be glad to be done. A season worth of fatigue has caught up with me, and I can tell I’ve passed my peak fitness for the year. I’m looking forward to leisurely, cool weather mountain bike rides, hikes, or just sitting in a chair and relaxing if I don’t feel like squeezing a ride in.
Fall Moab is coming up, and after that (and possibly before) the snow will be flying and the “A” season will begin. Lots to look forward to—I can hardly wait.