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2014 Training Update (May 22)
It's now been about three years since I started cycling to work every day. Some things I have not missed: traffic congestion, buying gas, looking for a parking place at work (also that extra 20 pounds).
Travel plans have me away from my bike for the last two weekends prior to the Tour de Cure, so I will probably go into this year's ride without having done a training ride longer than 25 miles!
Lack of Training Update (May 29)
A vacation to Portland, OR kept me off of my bike for the whole of Memorial Day weekend. (I saw hundreds of cyclists in Portland, though, so I suppose that was inspiring.) I travel again this weekend so my "training" between now and the ride will consist of my daily commute to work: 13+ miles each way, mostly flat (but some headwinds). Is a two-week "taper" effective? I'll find out in 10 days.