Yes, I put exclamation points. Today was my long ride day, and I did a bit shorter long ride than usual. I went out for the Great Western Loop with the Canari-Navy Cycling Team. I knew it was going to be a good ride because there were a lot of strong riders that showed up. Although I have ridden all these roads before, I had never done this loop before, so I wasn’t that familiar with how long some of the climbs were. I wanted to get some good hammering in, but had to back off several times when I felt I was about to blow.

I wasn’t trying to do a threshold test today, but ended up with a 30 minute power of 328 watts. That’s good enough for me to go ahead and change my current threshold power from 319 to 328.