I used to do ‘em all the time, but I can’t remember the last time. Probably because I’ve been a slave to the MAFW weekly ride calendars since 2000. They only tally up how many miles per week/month/year and if that’s what you measure, that’s what you go for. So “quality” rides like doing on-and-off sprints for an hour just don’t make the cut.
Monday night I rolled out on the 20-mile Echo Lake/Westfield loop, and I got a much better workout in an hour and fifteen minutes than I did on the four-hour 45-mile ride last Friday.
This one puts me over 700 miles for the year to date. Feels good!