I’m leaving for the Death Ride tomorrow. I plan to spend Friday acclimating (may go for a short ride up and down one of the passes), and also find out when the first pass stickers will be handed out. Based on that, I plan to start riding earlier, as early as 3am if leaving that early would be productive. I have a light that should be good for four hours and I’m assured that it’s difficult to get lost on the early stages of the course, so I think this should be OK.
It’s been a real challenge training the last week or two because my startup is also in full-on work-like-a-dog mode – I’ve been putting in eleven-hour days on a regular basis – but I’ve been persevering. It’ll be a relief when this is all over, though. I plan to take a month off and then resume training – this time for a Triple Crown next year.
Looking forward to the Death Ride…one way or another, this will be over soon!