I had a spine X-ray in the morning and some work stuff in the early afternoon so I didn't get to The Gate until 4PM.
Got passed multiple times by the same two guys doing intervals a Mike's Bikes guy and an orange jersey guy, not sure if they were together; all's cool, but when I do intervals I just slow down, not turn around, this results in fewer pass backs... don't want anybody to think I'm rubbing their noses in it.
94°F at Junction - didn't feel that hot.
Felt pretty good, still plenty of back pain, but cycling doesn't seem to make it any worse.
I was on a 42m Junction pace for the first three segments, then I faded and finished with 48m; my fourth best time of the year. It appears my fitness is returning one segment at a time and I should be recovered enough for a full on effort by the end of August.
|Mike's Bikes interval guy, first pass at Moss Landing|
|Orange jersey interval guy salutes me with the two-finger wave en passant.|
|A nice smile to finish the ride with.|