11 April, 2009

Butler Valley

Today I rode the mountainous Butler Valley loop. This is my last opportunity to ride hard before the race next weekend.

I've definitely kicked it up a notch since March. Even though the 46 miles still took 3 hours and 7 minutes, I had shaved 5 minutes until a heavy mist slowed the final Fickle Hill descent (40 mph max).

I saw a number of deer and a great blue heron.

We leave Wednesday for Monterey!