2010 Preseason

Even though I’ve only been able to ride weekends, the cycling season has gotten off to a fast start for me, compared to last year anyway. The rides have been more frequent, longer, faster and more challenging. I’ve spent more than twice the amount of the time in the saddle at a rate about 1 mph faster while climbing about 3.5x as much. Not bad.
Stats through April 10th:

2010

Rides: 14
Distance: 549.33 mi
Time: 40:22:46 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 38,472 ft
Avg Speed: 13.7 mph

2009

Rides: 9
Distance: 236.30 mi
Time: 18:22:45 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 11,258 ft
Avg Speed: 12.9 mph
I spent the first 90% of the rides suffering with a body that was out of shape and a machine that needed an overhaul. But I plowed through the pain, got my bike fixed up like new and now I feel a cheetah, ready for the cycling the season and the 5 centuries (at least) that I have planned.
At the end of April I’m headed up to Chico for the first time to ride the Wildflower. Then the following weekend, I have the Wine Country Century on Saturday followed by the Tour de Cure on Sunday (still looking for donations to meet my goal on that ride). Then I don’t have another century planned until the Oakland Yellowjackets Pacifica- Monterey ride (120 miles) in September followed closely by the Waves to Wine.
In between there are a couple of dozen Yellowjacket rides and maybe some rides with the Grizzly Peak or Mission Cyclists. Should be a great, great year on the road.

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