Monday, May 9, 2011

Mountain Bike Monday - Cap2Cap Half Century Recap

Cap2Cap 2011

On Saturday we participated in the Cap2Cap 50 mile road ride! We had been reading about how much fun this ride is, so we decided to give it a try! It was a lot of fun and it was something we could do together. It wasn't a race, but instead a nice social ride to raise money for the Virginia Captial Trail Foundation.

Cap2Cap 2011

Here, Dynamo is getting my bike ready for the ride. It's technically not my bike, but it was for the day. It is Dynamo's bike, the Soma Smoothie. This is a flat bar sport geometry road bike with cross tires.

Dynamo rode Kermit. I think he was one of only a few riders on a mountain bike, but it was good training for him. I still had to push myself to keep up with him at times!

The CSX train was stopped right at the parking area near the start. He blew the horn a couple of times just to say "hi."

Cap2Cap 2011

And, here's the start line...

Cap2Cap 2011

Cap2Cap 2011

The scenery was nice and green. Lots of trees, houses, and farm fields...

Cap2Cap 2011

Cap2Cap 2011

Cap2Cap 2011

And, there were 3 aid stations with bananas, trail mix, gummies, pb&j, and drinks. I tried to keep my stopping to a minimum. Even though it was a social ride, I didn't want to be out there all day.
Cap2Cap 2011

Cap2Cap 2011

Cap2Cap 2011

And, the finish line was nice and festive! We ate some good bbq from Buz and Ned's (Dynamo's favorite), listened to music, and relaxed before heading home!

Cap2Cap 2011

We finished together in about 3 hours and 42 minutes of actual ride time. Total time was 4 hours and 25 minutes counting stops! My first half century completed! And, for Dynamo, he has completed a century off-road and a half-century on road (on mountain bike) all within 7 days! What a machine he is!!



3 comments:

va_grown said...

Wow--look how far you've come from a year ago! 50 miles in just a couple hours--way to go!

Jim Rosen said...

Very cool, very cool. Slumming with the road weanies for the day. Nice. Jeff is a machine for sure! Did you get sore at all? That is a long time on the bike.

Rachel L. said...

Looks like so much fun! Maybe I'll get motivated enough to train for it next year :).