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Southern Inyo Double Double Century

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A double double century (over two days)... can I do it? Sure! Well, if everything works. I look at my brain and body as tools that sometimes work and sometimes don’t, damned wet computers and non-repairable hardware. At 55, I am doing pretty well, but it aint’ 47 or 36.

Of course, giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys*.

Oh, where was I... with some brain problems lately, seemingly a disrupted sleep cycle occuring every few months a problem since my concussion, I’ve had a tough time the last 2 weeks (extreme fatigue, wanting to fall asleep on my bike in the middle of the day). But today I rode a fast ascent with hardly any acclimatization to Tioga Pass, a rare treat in early March and a bad-ass performance (for me) this early in the season... heck any time of the season.

The Southern Inyo Double Century is March 7th, with the “double double” part on Sunday March 8. I am keen to to do both having not been up to it last year. And to do it twice more this year (three double double centuries!), a unique challenge and the only such opportunity for self-flagellation in the country AFAIK. Crazy dumb-ass idea I suppose, from most people’s perspective, but few people pause to examine their own motivations, and I know what motivates me.

* PJ O'Rourke, “A Parliament of Whores” @AMAZON.

Gate to Tioga Pass: heart rate, power in watts
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