You sure picked an impressive challenge to kick off your retirement. Really well done and no excuses made, even when you could have gotten away with it. Your biking fitness must be the best it's been in years - or maybe ever? Now you need to think of something to challenge you over the next three weeks - and the three weeks after that, and after that... ;)
P.S. We haven't been able to watch the Champs Elysees stage yet so please no spoilers before Tuesday. (It may be hard to avoid anyway.)
I don't think I've ever been in better shape for the bike. I was quite a bit faster in my early to mid 30s but I don't think I would have been able to average 5 hours a day without quite a struggle.
I did make some excuses. I just never cashed them in. I'll have to ponder a bit over popping veins before committing to too much elevation. That might be a background project over a couple of years.
Well when he gets here he could challenge himself to ride the time or the course (not of race day) of Tour de Bowness.......that would be one heck of a challenge.
But the trike will be here.
Then the next weekend in RTCC again.
I have thought of doing some of the rides I had in mind if I had made it there after the last rest day.