I post a lot about women’s 100 with the assumption that people know what I’m on about, but, in case you’re not familiar, here’s what we’re up to:
"On Sunday 20th July 2014, join thousands of women around the world to ride 100km. A global event, ride on your own or join an organised ride. Rides will be taking place everywhere, including several led by Rapha. Over 4,000 women took part in 2013 — this year we’re aiming to double that number."
If you’re in Portland, reach out and join our ride! Currently, we have the following events going on:
-Weekly: Thursday women’s ride from Rapha’s Portland office at 5:30
-June 29th: Women’s 100 training ride, start/finish at River City, about 50 miles, plenty of time to ask questions about how to train to ride 100k
-July 20th: Women’s 100! Start at Rapha and ride to Women’s Forum in the Columbia River Gorge. RSVP here
Last weekend was the first Oregon Enduro Series race in Hood River. For me, it was basically like going for a really awesome group ride where no one in the group has to navigate or deal with logistics. I had a blast riding with some truly amazing ladies but I wouldn’t say I rode my fastest or even felt like I was competing. I have to figure out how to flip that switch and turn it into something more than just a fun group ride if I’m ever going to be competitive in this format of racing. Or I can just keep mountain biking. Either way I’m happy, except for the whole mid-stage-bee-sting thing, that was lame and my leg still hurts.