The Spring Death Valley Ultra Century is a little under 5 weeks away, and due to my averaging 60 hours of work a week at the moment I'm only getting in one training ride a week - the longest having been 60 miles.
I'm not giving up on the race just yet, but it's looking less likely that I'm going.
I'm scheduled to do the Solvang Century a week after Death Valley, so I may just take the DNS on the latter and focus on the century, which I know I can do.
Also, my car is psychic.
I've been working a lot and as such actually have some money in the bank. So of course, when I took the car to the mechanic to get the brakes done, I was informed that the suspension is shot (Los Angeles has some of the worst roads in the country - you really need a truck here and I have a cheap sedan).
Suspension repair? $400.
Brakes? $200, if they can resurface the rotors. If not, more.
Guess I know where that extra money's going.