How not to taper for a double

First of all, do not take off the Friday before the double.  Taking off that Friday will just leave you relaxed and refreshed for the Double.  It will also leave your co-workers in the lurch and you like them.

Secondly, go ahead and do your usual Thursday ride.  Don’t take it easy.  The ride on Saturday will suck no matter what, so you might as well have a good time on Thursday.

Third, go ahead and ride 10 days in a row, with the 10th day being the Devil Mountain Double.  The double is not more important, just because it impresses other people more than your short little rides up Diablo.

Views from Diablo

Views from Diablo

Pictures from Thursday’s Duros West ride out of Yountville.  The ride goes out by Spanish Flat and Pope Valley.    Ride was on the Thursday before the DMD.

Michael and the Long Horns of Yountville

Michael and the Long Horns of Yountville

We must have seen about 8 Osprey on this ride.  The place was lousy with them.  It was great.

We must have seen about 8 Osprey on this ride. The place was lousy with them.  The day was fantastic.

Lush fields near Pope Valley.  The valley was also full of wildflowers, which are not visible on this scale.

Lush fields near Pope Valley. The valley was also full of wildflowers, which are not visible on this scale.

Bob and MarkN watching a large fluffy fox hiding in the grass.  The fox tried to wait us out, but eventually gave up and walked away.

Bob and MarkN watch a large fluffy fox hiding in the grass. The fox tried to wait us out, but eventually gave up and walked away.  He greatly underestimated the amount of lingering we are willing to do.

Dave drafting the tandem

Dave drafting the tandem

View from the stoker's seat

View from the stoker’s seat

One response to “How not to taper for a double

  1. Wonderful. That is my idea of the perfect place to ride.

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