Saturday March 10th was the Wheels of Fire Century in Harris County, to raise money for their volunteer fire department. This was one of the best centuries I have done, although it is a bit early in the year. The course is fantastic and the fire department has aid stations every 6 or 7 miles, although we only stopped at two or three of them. This was a well supported ride.
On the hilly course I rode the first 40 miles alone. The next 40 I joined a group from Columbus, a racing team in lime green. Four of us were pulling for 40 miles and dropped the group size down from about 20 to five. One very strong guy peeled off to get home early. There were three of us pulling at that point and at mile 80 I blew and dropped off. I rode the last tough 21 alone and ended up finishing 101 miles in 5 hours and 11 minutes. I'll take that as a good training ride this early in the season on a tough course.
Can you say best aid station ever!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Posted by Timothy J at 5:12 PM