I’ve woken up today seeking to tick off my 300KM BRM, hosted by the local cycling club. Despite the weather, I did have one advantage, my friend Simon to keep me company. It’s going to be a long day and I don’t think he knows what he just signed up for. He has ridden 500km total this year, and nothing longer than 85km. I fear he will drop out and grab a train at some point, but it will nice to ride with a friend for as long as possible. To my absolute surprise, Simon not only completed the brevet, but was a one man powerplant all day. Some people are just born strong riders, and some are good mates to help you reach your goals, Simon happens to be both!
The weather which greets us however, that’s the part that truly worries me. It’s early May and typically the weather is amazing. I’m hoping this will prepare me for the unpredictable conditions riding across Brittany for 3 days.
I take a peek at a clever website to gauge my pacing for the day as well. MyWindSock.com can take your Strava, Komoot or Map My Ride route, or a raw GPX, and overlay it to a map that matches it with the weather forecast. I see that our final 80/100km will have a tailwind, so fueling and putting the effort into KM80 through 200 will be the challenge as we go into a block headwind of 25kph.