I chose the bike ride, and I didn’t die.
In fact it was great. I was a bit nervous that I would not have been able to keep the pace, but I did, without having to push too hard- in fact had to hold back for most of it.
In all we covered 51 miles on a pretty flat surface. There was some rain for a bit, nothing major. And a few hills.
We started with about 20 riders. At the half way point the elites kept going- they probably did double the distance. At the end it was just four of us- a couple of the ladies opted to go back with the support vehicle.
We came back a lot faster than we went out. It felt great opening up on the highway, but we had to check our speed from time to time, as one of the guys was struggling a bit.
I was able to maintain a pace of about 30-35 kph without a problem for most of it, and got up to just about 40-45 kph when we were going guns. And I was able to maintain it. I’ll have to learn to manage my water though. Needed a potty break on the way back down, and had to hold it cuz we weren’t stopping.That made things a tad uncomfortable.
This group rides every Sunday morning, which isn’t always convenient for me, as that is Church time- but at least once a month I’ll switch Mass times and try and make it.
I may do a race soon, because I’d really like to open up on the road to see how fast and far I can go.