My first relevant post on this topic
I did a quick spin to Lavarde on Saturday morning. It was supposed to be my monthly 100, but I fell short by 12 kms because I ran out of time. I started off late at 7 because of an upset stomach. But 4 hours later, I returned with a personal best of 88 kms in 4 hours under my belt. I also bested myself on the Mutha climb, finishing it off in 15 minutes as compared to 22 minutes on my previous attempt.
I've started some late-season interval training, making the most of the delayed monsoon. I also managed to ride the flat road between Mutha village and Lavarde, a distance of 18 kms back and forth, at an average of ~26 km/h. The numbers don't speak much by themselves, but considering how bad of a climber I am, and I did this after riding up the Mutha, I'm very pleased.
The return was a whirlwind ride, where I covered the distance from the top of Mutha to home, around 30 kms, in a hair above an hour. The biggest motivation was an irate wife fuming at home because I was late!