It was really hot out on the Slough today and the winds were light which made it feel even hotter. I rode at a brisk to moderate pace but not really going for any records. Unfortunately there is about a 2 mile part of the levee that has undergone some recent repair and this section is horrendously wash boarded. This definitely hurts your average speed and is unpleasant to ride upon especially if you have your suspension locked out (I only realized this when I got to the end of the loop). Looking at Strava it seems that CX season is upon us and a few CX bikes are setting fast times. I think I will have to break out the Kona Jake The Snake to have a go at improving my loop time
The heat and rough trails definitely took it out of me today and it was nice to get back into an air conditioned office.