Needed 30'ish miles to kick my BJ miles up to 5,000. Mission accomplished by Jeepers, it was tough! I did this ride a couple days before Christmas and it was easy. Today, the tamales, brownies and peanut butter cookies were fighting me the entire time. I actually wanted to ride further up the mtn but the tamales said,"NO!"......I got to the tunnels and still gave it a thought but the cars were in packs of 10-15. No way would I make it thru the narrow tunnels safely....Just when I thought about it a second time, the cookies along with the brownies thru in their opinion so I headed back down the mtn.
From home, I have a 2 mile warmup across Rt 66 then up 2,000 ft in 8 miles. It was tough today but oh well, I'm back on track now that the tamales are gone!