For those of you planning on riding the Solvang Century this year, fear not; it’s still scheduled as planned. Just not for me.
You could say, I’m a bit disappointed. I had hoped to complete the ride as my 2nd century. But gven that the ride is 6 weeks from now, and I have but a few spinning classes and rides logged this winter, the plan seem grandiose at best. I do not have the needed TITS (time in the saddle) to make it happen. Nor do I have time to increase my TITS to a point where I can reasonably entertain the idea – at least not this year.
I am saddened yet open minded. The year is young and there are many other rides. What’s more, the doctor did give me the go ahead to roll out.
So I gave my bike a once over (pumped up my tires, checked my breaks, seat screw, etc.). Then I donned my best cold-weather cycling apparel — which isn’t the best but it’s adequate for California cold. And rolled out for a pretty 20 mile ride…
And it was REALLY NICE.