Originally Posted by mkadam68
Excellent!! Now, you'll have to try a metric-century (63-miles) because, if you can go shopping after, it obviously wasn't too difficult
You know it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think I could have gone father for sure. I did try to pace myself though. There were a few hours between the finish of the ride and grocery shopping though
Anyhow... here are the photos.
This was a few miles in to the ride.
They have been doing some work at the train intersections and when I pulled up to the tracks there was a train stopped on the tracks. A worker told me there was going to be a 45-minutes wait before the track would be cleared. How to you block a track for 45 minutes? Anyhow I had to take a detour which likely accounts for the extra 1.4 miles. I went through downtown and ran into the cool door. Taking pictures of doors is kind of a thing in the Southwest.
This is the biggest "hill" on the ride. I don't know what the grade is, but it isn't too bad. I am pretty weak at climbing.
Here I am finishing the ride.
Here are the stats: Miles: 51.40, Time: 03:26:23, Avg. pace: 04:00, Avg speed: 14.9, Max speed: 35.8, Calories (inflated garmin): 4444, Avg HR: 155, Max HR: 179, Ascent: 1399.
Next up is a Metric Century.