Last month was the my big race – Ironman Gulf Coast 70.3. Since then, I dialed training back a bit to take a little break and prepare for some bike events.
The first bike event was to be the Robidoux Quick ‘n Dirty gravel race up in Nebraska last weekend. However, some family stuff came up and it just didn’t make sense to try and force this race in — and the organizers very kindly gave me a pass for next year instead (thanks!).
I still enjoyed a taper week leading up to that one since the decision not to go was until the end of the week. And then another taper week leading up to this weekend’s MS 150 ride. This one isn’t a race, but a fund raising event that happens to include a 34 or 78 mile ride along some lovely Colorado front range county roads.
Due to covid related concerns, this year it was a one day event instead of the traditional two days of riding. I opted for the 78 mile version and had a lovely day out hammering on my bike. Sure, it wasn’t a race, but I like to go fast and I like to chase down people in front of me 🙂 So I did. Here’s the Strava link — so many trophies! The ride went great an I really had a great time riding for a great cause.
Next up is the FoCo Fondo towards the end of July. That one is gravel race starting in nearby Fort Collins. Then I’ll switch back to tri focus for an Olympic distance race I just signed up for in Boulder towards the end of August. Then another gravel bike race down in Southern Colorado around mid-September.