I'm planning on riding an 80 mile route on Saturday. Some of the Team McAllen boys (and girls) are planning to leave at 6:30a, and do a sort of west-southwest loop route. We usually do an out-and-back, so since this is a loop it should have a special extra dose of more flat and boring Valley scenery. I might see a levee, or a field of sugar cane, or a field of onions, or a tractor, or a dozen CBP vehicles. On the positive side, it's better than fighting car exhaust all day like I did in Austin.
This will be a 'bridge up' ride for me, in that when I ride with this group I usually suck wheel and then finally drop back to ride with the slower group. I intend to bridge and not get dropped. I need these kinds of rides to supplement my 1-2 weekday rides, and my 1-2 weekend rides. I always keep good pace and cadence, but I just need to build more base miles so that I feel better on century rides. The team promises there won't be crazy attacks, and that this will be a steady base mileage ride. Just to show them who's boss, I plan on executing one of these in the parking lot before we leave:
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