One of these days I'm going to bite it on that bridge.
Hills. Lots of hills. 3200 feet of climbing over 40 miles today. There's a 4 mile section of short but steep rollers on my regular endurance route and today I spent a little over two hours riding back and forth on them. I'll be doing this twice a week at least through Trans Iowa in an effort to better control my leg cramps. Well that, and also for the +3 bonus to my climbing stats. I really suck at climbing.
So anyway I took off a little after 2pm today and rode the rollers until it got too late to do anymore. I'm wishing now that I had left earlier or brought some lighting with me, because I really didn't feel as worked over as I thought I would. I was hoping to ride into some cramps and then battle through them for a little while longer. Instead, I didn't even get the early cramp-twinges until I had already pulled back into town and was climbing my last hill. Another hour out on the rollers would have been perfect. At least I established something of a baseline. I can work with that.
Other news: I signed up for the Cup O' Dirt challenge. Jared from CIRREM told me about it, so I sent off the email this week. I asked about hazing, since I have my own paddle. He declined the spankdown, but now I have to ride my next full century in a speedo and a clown wig. I made a counter offer. We'll see if he accepts...