Without noticing, this week I went past ride 266, which means I have fewer than 100 rides remaining. I was vaguely aware of this fact and hoped to celebrate 266th ride but the weather has been crap. Since I'm unwilling to risk getting sick so close to a double, I have been riding indoors.
Ride 265 was a slow recovery leg-turner at home. Ride 266, actually, was a 33-minute outdoor ride in the dark in the neighborhood after work. I went to the south side of Moraga Avenue and rode around Piedmont on streets I don't know well. It was a nice, calming experience.
Ride 267 kicked my butt. I did a full class, but had to ratchet down my cadence to complete all the intervals. Perhaps illness-related deconditioning combined with a hard class. I had several episodes of head rush in the evening. If that's a measure of strenuous exercise, the class was strenuous indeed. Ride 268 was a recovery ride after ride 267.
OK, I just did the math forward and backward and somewhere in tracking rides I gained 10 rides, where I shouldn't have. The correct number is 258, not 268. Oops. Ride 268 will be Solvang Double.