I rode the carbon home from the cabin today. I did not feel strong today. I hope I feel stronger than today at the Fat this year. I left there at 11:30 am. It was a 33 mile ride with 1 hour 45 min of saddle time and the wind helping most of the time. The route I took home included about 4 to 5 miles of rough road. I have been told that a person doesn't have to take it slow thru the rough stuff, but I do. I just feel as if I am beating on the bike if I hammer thru the rough...it's not a race or anything...just riding home.