My weekend training rides didn't go so well. I'm now in my last week of training before my 2 week taper. Saturday, I attempted a century in Wyoming. It was in the 90's with 50 miles of 15-20 mph headwinds. The return, downhill and with a tail wind, was interrupted by a mechanical that resulted in my first ever SAG on a century. At mile 84. When I was cruising at 30+ mph. bummer.
Sunday, I was supposed to ride 5.5-7 hours. I started working on the bikes at 6:30 AM and didn't finish until 9:30. By that time, it was 95 degrees. I drove to the bottom of LH canyon to be a bit closer to the high country. The bike was skipping incessantly, and I was in a foul enough mood that that did it for me. So, I headed to the bike store to fix the problem (which they did not) and returned home to spend the day with my spouse. I enjoyed that.
I still don't have my bike back, and this weekend is my last weekend of big training rides. I have 5.5-7 hour rides both Saturday and Sunday. Given that it is forecast to be in the 90's down here, I'm thinking of heading to Idaho Springs and riding Loveland Pass both ways on one of the days. If I could get my wife to join me, I'd probably just ride to Avon on Saturday and return on Sunday. Instead, I'll probably ride Boulder to Ward/Nederland/Ward and return on Sunday. That should give 6k+ of climbing to compliment the 8k on Saturday. I expect to be pretty trashed Monday.
And maybe I'll get my bike back sometime before the Double Triple.