An equation for you:
A sunny 300K Cedar Valley brevet + 2 applications of Bullfrog sunblock + an unfaired Bacchetta Corsa recumbent + 20-30mph sustained winds ALL DAY + an angry IT band = 14.5 mph avg speed + 13 hours on the bike + finishing a 300K in the dark(?!) + finding a new appreciation for IB profin + remembering what sunburns are all about.
This wind is rediculous.
Its past due time to get serious about working the knots out of my knee.
TransIowa is out for several reasons:
1) Recover the knee before I do any real damage.
2) The Calvins 12hour is the weekend after.
3) I would have been riding another bike with zero test time.
4) I get to do the Decorah TT now, hang out with friends, and enjoy myself instead of riding myself into the ground, getting lost, or passing out on a random gravel road somewhere.
The view from inside the Cuda is up on the pics page in the previous post now.