Friday December 31st
Pt. Reyes ride with Smilie. 85+ miles, moderate tempo for most of the way, with a step up at the end. Smilie had his wattage wheel on and set out for us to churn out an average of 220 watts and a 120+ heartrate over 5 hours. Easy ride out due to southerly wind. Light suffering on the return and then saddle started slipping as we came down the coast past Bolinas. Ouch -- required climbing out of the saddle until we reached Muir for some tools. Smilie burned me off the back on the rise out of Muir up to the cross to Mill Valley. I came off about a quarter of the way up as he ran the clip at 320 wattage. We missed the cold rains -- just! Needed a full rest day to recover. Felt quite worked at the end but not wasted.