I didn’t have a lot of time to go riding this morning and my lungs were feeling a bit rough. Last night’s Putah Creek certainly didn’t help my chest infection. I headed out for an hour on my mountain bike on Brushy peak. Although my breathing wasn’t very good my legs actually felt great and I ended up getting 4 KOM’s on Strava and personal bests too. Brushy Peak was shrouded in low cloud but it was very warm and I was sweating like a pig on the main climb. My glasses steamed up so badly that I could barely see where I was going. It felt really good to be out on the trails in the early morning cloud without the hint of another human being.
My old S Works hard tail is a fast bike but I can’t help feeling my old bones would be happier on something with full suspension and disk brakes. I don’t do enough mountain biking to justify that though.
I am 50/50 on riding Saturday’s Ebbets Pass Century. Although my legs felt great today I am a little concerned with my lungs especially as the event is at altitude. I will see how I feel on Friday