Did sumthin' different today, some dirty stuff! 10 miles at 6.8 average. Just trying to get in some training on the climbs. This is a 5 mile loop and I did it twice so 5 miles is some serious climbing. When I'm in good shape, I do it 3 times. Most of the others do it once then take a nap. He hard core racers will do it 3 times and drop my arse while doing it!
The first loop was tough as it starts out straight up. I felt much better on the second loop and thought about a 3rd but figured I still have to ride the rest of the weekend. Today I did the course clockwise. Sometimes I go CCW and/or alternate. That would be up on the side where I crashed in the pics below.
From the bottom, top is upper left of the hill
Near the top, came from down there
Near top, came from lower right, going to upper left
Crashed here a couple of years ago. That's some hard stuff!