This type of training isn't necessary for fitness... But I'm a cyclist first and foremost, and I simply love riding my bike.
The first two hours I took out some juniors on a loop (my brother, who is definitely not a junior on the back in the photo). Very pretty before we got into the hills (which looked, and were, wet).
Solo for the final 5+ hours. This is traversing across Big Basin Redwood Park to China Grade. To say this place is pretty (even in the rain) is an understatement.
With all the recent rain (California needs it badly) - many of the descents (and climbs) were a bit sketchy.
Going down here later (sorry)
My poor socks will never be the same again :(
I got home just in time for ice cream o'clock.
My current, slightly funky drivetrain - Rotor Q-Rings on a Duraace crankset with Garmin Vectors as the power meter.
Final evening meal - world famous (well, at least in the tech industry) La Bamba restaruant for Burritos. Burning 6,000+ calories on the bike made this one of the tastiest ever.
The ride on Strava