Good news/bad news kind of a day!
Bad news: My training buddy David can't ride with me on Saturday when I had planned to ride 112-120 miles. Also my babysitter is sick today so I can't get in the 20-25 miles shorter ride I had hoped to do on the bike, at least not outside.
Good news: I just found out that they're having the St. Michaels Century this Saturday, which conveniently departs from the high school a mere block from my house promptly at 8:00 AM. Woot! I DNF'd the metric century for this last year due to back pain. These days 52 miles (the distance at which I stopped last year) is a "medium" ride for me. One hundred miles still feels pretty darned long, though, so I'm glad to have the support of an organized ride. I can redeem myself this year and finish the full century, if the Bike Gods are willing! The weather forecast looks fabulous, sunny and mid-70s. Bring it on!