Looks like the weather is going to hold this weekend… at least as of now. Aside from the requisite stiff wind symptomatic of Kansas residency, it should be a great couple of days for riding!
I plan on going out both days, once for a long ride (>= 80 miles), and again for a shorter ride (< = 40 miles). If I can pull about 120 miles out of the weekend, I'll be one happy camper!
For the shorter route, I'm thinking of taking off from my house and running my standard Renner/Johnson Drive loop. It's not very long, but it's got hill.
For the longer route, I'm debating a couple different routes... An out and back between Legends and Lawrence, or a repeat of the Spring Classic '08 route. Both are very nice routes, combining both distance with elevation gain. I think I like the Spring Classic '08 route a little better, but it's been quite a while since I rode the LL route. One downside to LL is that it saves two of the biggest, most grueling hills for the very end. I actually got off an walked for a little bit the last time I rode it with my brother. I was a bit heavier and far less spritely then, though. No walky walky this time. Another downside is that to keep it to 80ish miles, I need to drive to the starting point. I'm not ready for 110 on my own w/o support just yet, which is what would happen if I left from my driveway.
Another couple of weekends and I'll make a go of it. But not just yet. If I choose LL, I'll drive to Legends and go from there. Driving to the start is a pretty big mark against LL right now, but we'll see.
Shortie… Renner/Johnson Dr. Loop
Spring Classic ’08
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Legends to Lawrence and Back
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