Today I did a short ride (down to Los Gatos and back), but tomorrow, in preparation for the Davis Double Century (200 miles) next week, Lorri wants me to do an 8-10 hour ride. Lorri suggested (and I seriously considered) trying a new route up in Marin County (north of SF), but I finally decided that my complete lack of sense of direction + unfamiliar route + 10-hour ride would be a recipe for disaster. Instead, I’m going to combine several of my training ride loops on the Peninsula for an 8-10 hour ride. Primarily, I’m going to start in Menlo Park, bike to Los Gatos for some hot chocolate, ride back, go up to 92, and then do a round or two of the Portola Loop, which ought to fill out 8-10 hours. Varied terrain, quite a bit of flat with some good climbs on the way to Los Gatos and a bunch of rolling hills on Canada Road. I think it will be OK.
Finished threading up the loom today (yay!) and am halfway through sleying the reed. I expect to get no weaving done tomorrow, though, as 8-10 hours on the bike translates to 11-12 hours including breaks, lunch, driving time to/from, and so on.
Which means I’d better get to sleep. Big day tomorrow!