Today after I taught my class I was in one meeting (a committee interviewing different people) from 12:30 to 5 pm.
It feels more tiring than bicycle camp yesterday. We did a time trial in the rain Wed. night--4 miles and I averaged better than 17 mph. Yesterday we learned to ride in a paceline. We were divided into to groups based on our time trial times, and to my surprise I was in the faster group. I was the weakest person and most inexperienced person in the group, so it was hard. It was an interesting experience but I didn't like it--I like bicycling being my alone time, not paying attention every second to other people. After lunch we worked on being more comfortable on our bikes in crowded situations--we started out with a coach on foot reaching out to touch us and ended up riding with a partner around a grass field bumping each other shoulder to shoulder. I think only one person took a fall.
Tomorrow we ride up Ceasar's Head, a six mile climb averaging 7%. Our total ride is supposed to be about 60 miles.