Teammate Brett Rutledge and I are meeting Mark and Tom Luzio down in Virginia for four days of hill climbing nirvana. We'll be staying just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and near Wintergreen Mtn, an awesome area to put some great rides together. Weather is looking ideal other than a chance for some rain on Saturday. I've never ridden the Parkway or in that area. It should be greening up by now. Normally I travel only with MTB, like Arizona a couple weeks ago. This will be my first pure roadie cycling trip. We probably won't have Internet access, so don't expect any blog updates until next week.
This run of stellar weather we're having is phenomenal. While several Battenkill competitors competed in other events Sunday, I hopped on my mountain bike and hit 34 miles worth of trails from home. This included hitting everything in Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro state forest, a loop along the Merrimack River in Hudson, and a loop up and over Seavey Hill behind my house. GPS says I did over 4000ft of climbing. It appears mud season has been cancelled this year. In 11 years I have lived here, I have not experienced going from so much snow to dry earth so quickly. I've logged over 450 miles on mountain bikes already this year. I hope to finish at least one 100 mile mountain bike race, possibly the Shenandoah 100 later this summer.
Sunday's Trail Ride