'Tis that time of year to start banking HUGE rides in anticipation of the inevitable shutdown. Gilpin kicked our asses (and quads) all over the place for 4+ hours today. the riding is REAL down there and at more than 4,000 feet of climbing I was feeling a long season in the legs. We are back training on the ramp. Q for life, me for Nicaragua. Gotta get my surf legs activated here in the next month. Off to Baltimore for 5 days starting Tuesday. But I have a full 36 hours left here in the homeland and I plan on making the best of it.