Well I actually had one of them this Saturday. It was one of the rare occasions where team actually had a training ride out in my neck of the woods. We rode out of the Davidsonville Park and Ride and did the 42 mile loop around Davidsonville and Galesville.
It was one of those days where I just seemed to be hitting on all cylinders. I was able to maintain a fairly decent pace of just under 17mph over the duration of the course, which for me for a 40 mile course is pretty strong. I was hammering a 17.7 pace on the first 20 miles but the second half was quite a bit hillier and took out some of my steam. Still all things considered it was a great pace.
I am really starting to feel the effect of dropping 25 pounds since last season. The hill climbs are quite a bit easier and I'm able to sustain a long pull on the front of a pace line for alot longer. In addition to just feeling quite a bit healthier.
My riding is going pretty well recently. I've been able to get in just over 300 miles this month. If I can keep up that pace I should be on track to a 3000 mile year at least.
A great ride by any measure and lot of fun. Map below.