Absolutely beautiful day, cool and clear.
JB caught me near the Lower Ranch, we passed a guy but then he passed us back (I'm calling that a net-zero) and then he and JB pulled ahead of me near Big Shady Oak.
It's been a week since my double red blood donation and I really could feel it today - I went for a little green light sprint on the way out and instantly went anaerobic, my heart was pounding and I got out of breath - same thing happened when I tried a couple intervals on North Gate. It was a little like riding at altitude. Blood folks said my hematocrit was 43 before the donation, I don't know how much it dropped after... I'll ask them to check next time.
Lots of riders at the Junction but I didn't recognize any of them. JB had to go back down so I decided to do the Kiosk.
What's cooler than a chainring tattoo? A chainring SCAR!