Yesterday I did the 700 mile drive to Austin from Topeka. It was pretty uneventful. I’ve done it a ton of times. The key is the correct timing. Hitting Oklahoma City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin at the appropriate times makes for a much shorter duration. I thought I was off yesterday, getting to Austin at a little after 6, but it turned out fine.
I didn’t ride at all yesterday. That is only the 2nd day off I’ve taken in February. I slept 10 1/2 hours last night. I like getting big sleep. I was feeling pretty worked the last couple days, so maybe the day off and the sleep will get me back to a level I’m alright with.
I’m going over to the MTB course today and pre-ride. It is 40 miles away. First, I’m going to go for a couple hour road ride so I don’t get to the course all stiff and out-of-sorts. The course used to be on a ranch that owned, near Dripping Springs. I think it is not there anymore. I’ve ridden my road bike out there, on my way to Johnson City, but have never been by the MTB race course. I haven’t ridden off-road since the Berryman Epic last fall, so I’m sure to be pretty rusty.
Okay, I should get my bikes out of the car and check them out. Still supposed to be 80 here on Saturday. Wish they would downgrade that temperature some. But, back in Topeka, the high is forecast to be 9 for Sunday’s race. I’m not sure which is worse/better.