I am getting pretty dad gum excited. This route is an epic route and a very scenic one to boot.
Yesterday I did one loop on Kistuma, opting to ride up the easier Old 70. I actually practiced riding slowly, listening to my body, maintaining a high cadence, rather than maintaining an average speed. I think riding like this in the race will really help with pacing for the long haul. If I can contain my self for the first 20 miles, I think I will do really well. I think this is the first time that I am going into a race with this sort of plan. I know that if I am averaging as certain speed, I am going to fast and need to slow down.
Have a great day,