I just couldn't bring myself to take the road bike out in the rain and muck today. I rode the lifecycle at the gym this morning instead. When on the artificial bike I have found that a level 9 is about the same resistance as riding my road bike. I hold a minimum 90 cadence for 30-60 minutes depending on my schedule. At that pace it shows I'm averaging 21-22 mph. It's a good workout, but not the same as my real bike. First of all the riding position is more like a recumbent, and it's too consistent..... but like I said, it's a good workout and I can watch TV while riding! ;-)
The Race Across Oregon is the hot topic in the emails among my buddies. The big discussion currently is how long of pulls should we plan on. Some are promoting 2 hour stints, others want short pulls, perhaps as short as 20 minutes. I'm not built for sprinting 2 hours, heck, I'm not built for sprinting 20 minutes! I live by Eric Troili's mantra "Focus on finishing, nothing else matters". We'll get our priorities set and figure out what ride length best accomplishes our goals.
This team effort will be a new thing for me. I've ridden that vast majority of my miles solo. Mile after mile after mile of just me out there spinning pedals.