|photo at top of a steep mid-ride climb|
Granted it was a hilly course (6000+ feet of elevation gain; see below), and bumpy (aluminum road bike), and it didn't help that I drove 450 miles the day before.
I'm just a short course girl at this time of life and make no apologies. I just don't have the desire or attention span for more (or time to train for more). I like to train for the short, fast, all-out races. That's plenty of thrill for me.
Maybe when the kids are off to college....