I see us in this picture six months from now… a time and a place that we will savor in our old age.
I want for all of us to have reached this zenith under our own power… and not in a van.
Is it going to be easy? No
Could we do it today? No
Can we do it? Yes… only if we are committed
So how do we get ready? I like your enthusiasm but…
First of all let's define ready…
Being able to ride a bike in mountainous terrain for 5 hours a day for 6 straight days
In other words as difficult of a bike ride as we have ever done in a single day in our lives six days in a row? Like riding the Beach Blvd bridge for 5 hours non-stop (hey that sounds like fun! J) every day for a week
Are you getting scared yet? Good.
Hopefully you are asking yourself this question:
Okay asshole how do we get there? How do I get started? What do I do? How much? When?
Well it just so happens that I have a plan! (surprised?)
basically we will be going from 3.5 hours per week to start to almost 6 hours per week by March…. And "up" from there…
and I mean up as in hills and saddle time…. By may we should be logging 12+ hours of saddle time a week
We should plan a weekend trip to Mt Dora…
May 15 weekend should be our practice run… a group from Jax is Heading up to Dahlonega to do the 6 big climbs in the Smokies…
Let's go ride bikes in beautiful places!