Am I ready for STP? 57 miles today, and Newport Way was easier than I expected, much more so than a year ago. Raised seatpost about 1/2 an inch, and it helped. Knees fine, legs good, minor and very sporadic back pain during ride. Fix that by stretching. Watch what I eat, stay hydrated, ride within my limits, and use the gears.
CTS rides were well worth it. Will consider ride leading, but maybe that's another task where I've got to be the adult in the room and is not what I'm up for. Big we'll see.
1,160 miles YTD. 53K feet elevation gain, whatever that is worth.
Will do a bit more riding this week, along with getting enough rest and keeping a positive focus.
But, I'm ready.