I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but I have come to believe it’s true for me. Some days, you just don’t have it on the bike. You might have been decent the week before, but on this particular day, it just wasn’t your day.
Today was that day for me. It probably didn’t help that our group was really composed of people from all our groups. There were some A riders, some B+ riders, some B riders and some C riders. It might also have been because I didn’t sleep enough. Maybe I ate too much breakfast, or too little breakfast. It might have been a combination of all those things or none of them.
That being said, I still think getting out on the bike is Today’s Perfect Moment. I may not have been a star, but I got out there and tried. I had some fast sections, but I just didn’t have it on the hills. One of the faster riders said it best when he explained that he was tired of riding alone. I have to agree.
We put in 70kms before the heat got to be too much.