Hail in the Central Valley
Drove a long lonely drive in the pickup truck to the Central Valley Classic -- 60 miles in the Cat IV race in cold rain and occasional hail. A death march for which I was well rested and survived till the end of broken spoke constrained pack sprint. Now I definitely have the legs to do this ride, which is good. But it certainly left me drained. Beautiful drive back through the snow frosted hills. Must be the coldest day of the California winter -- I saw pics today of snow in the desert.
I need a mental break to rechart my course. The body is clicking, now I've just got to get a plan for the rest of my mental focus. Just 4 weeks now till my departure for Africa.