8mi. I don’t get to cruise all 6 miles of hills with John often, so it was neat to discuss his USAT Nats race and then do the last 3 laps listening to Matt Kakuk explain his bike woes. Tires, rims, and all that come with it. We kept a good pace, stayed cool in the breeze going the head east direction, and I finished with the mile cooldown solo. John says he’s looking to do the Sprint Nationals again and race against those top caliber guys again, they are all ripped and ready. I’ll stick to my thing – this season, no sprints!