I mentioned recently that I signed up for the Sacramento century in October, so it is time to ramp up my mileage. Today my group was doing a 27 mile ride in the hill East of Gilroy, starting at the Mendoza Ranch entrance to Harvey Bear park, which they drove to. I decided to start early and ride their instead, so that bumped my mileage up to 50, which took four hours. This was a lot more climbing than I’ve been used to, but fortunately I have and 11×42 cassette on my Sirrus bike now, which helps with the steep stuff. It felt great, and I wasn’t too tired after.
I’m going to be doing the century on my recumbent, so that’s what I’m riding most days, except hillier days like this one where I take my Sirrus (upright road bike).