Last year my stated goal here was to finish a SIR 200k with a reasonable cushion.
Yesterday I climbed 3rd on Queen Anne and didn't hit my lowest gear once. This is a significant improvement for me, and I think it bodes well for my chances on the SIR summer 200k. I may get some fit adjustments between now and then, but I'm feeling pretty optimistic overall.
Now, I just need to keep riding and stay focused.
2 months ago