Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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Today! One of Them Rides, I like It!
We live at the base of the mtns so I have no choice but to ride uphill eventhough I don't feel like it. We travel on the weekends to ride the trail so today I figure what the heck, just do it!
I ride out the door on my Cannondale cause the Lemond is out of service again. The BB cartridge is toast!
So I start up the mtn, my legs are stiff and the saddle seems low. I look at the speedometer and hey, I'm flying up the mtn at 11mph eventhough I feel tight all over. I climb the 3 mile hill but I feel good ut I raise the saddle a bit. Ahhh even better! Usually I ride down then do another climb up. Today, heck with it, I'm going all the way up into the mtns. I get up to the ranger staion and I'm feeling good.
I descend back to the lower level and hey, I'm doing it again. This time I slow the pace and take my time. I get up to the top and I still feel good. I'm doing it again, so I do! I ended up with 28 miles of climbing when I figured on 15! Sometimes you just gotta go with it!
Climbed into the mtns and did the originally planned climb 3 times! One section is fast! I rode the brakes for a bit , not too much so they don't cause a heat induced blowout. I get to the steep section and let her rip. I give a quick glance back first, there is one car but a ways back. It won't catch me. It's a 35 mile zone but the car does catch up. Since it's 35 I let go and I'm at 43. Hope there aren't any cops around!
I get to the stop sign and stop. I look over at the car and it's a mighty fiine looking femile smiling at me. She waves then drives off. I just smile then hit the road, I'm no player!
Just one of them days when you feel good, the chickadees are smiling and everything is fine! Just don't tell Gina or she'll take away my Cannondale!
...that would ruin the day!