The funnest part for me was heading into Fort Calhoun. Shim and Kent had gotten off the front by a few seconds and Lucas and I were on the chase. I took the initiative to pull Lucas up to them in hopes of launching him into a sprint. I timed the catch a bit too early and left Lucas too long a sprint for the sign. We were coming up on the two of them with a lot of momentum and I probably should have blown by and towed Lucas a bit further towards the line instead of just getting him to their rear wheels. Lesson learned, won't happen again.
The double climb at Surf Side continues to be my testing point. It's far enough into the ride that you've got some fatigue built up so it's hard to hide. Went over the top third wheel behind Kent and Shim and took the lead on the descent. Still don't have the big gear power to do damage on the flats but I'd rather have climbing power now and big gear power later.
Still feeling really good with the cleanse going on. Anne and I have decided to cut it a week early and keep it to 14 days. Partly because she's heading out of town on business and partly because I'm getting freaked by weight loss and I really want to keep building the cycling fitness and I'm not getting the calories I need. The doubling up on servings has helped. The rapid weight loss has leveled out. This morning I was a well hydrated 169. Most of my clothes are too big, thank god lycra is stretchy. I've just about got the base miles I want, maybe a hundred fifty or so more to go. Timing will be perfect as I'll be ready to start doing some proper interval work about the time the cleanse ends. Time to start working on that high end.
This guys getting faster each week, it's only a matter of time