So I did my first over nite trip on my bike. I rode from my place to Bagby Hot springs in Mt. Hood National forest. Which is 65 miles with a only one hill, which starts in at mile 25, and ends at mile 65.
First: I did take pics, but still need to crop and stuff, which I never do.
Second:The first day ride was great. The am started with a cloud cover and cooler than expected temps. Not a lot of traffic, and no real big hang ups. I did find a utility road that was open to the public that offered some nice riding, it also detoured a 7% 2 mile climb.
I did not drink as much as I would have liked, I also forgot to eat lunch. It also took much longer than I had thought. I got through it and had a great scenic adventure on my bike. Which is what I was hoping for. The only regret was the place I choose to sleep, a group of youngins shows up with a radio and party all night. So sleep was uneasy, and I was too tried to move. Should have thunk since it is Bagby in the summer on a Friday night.
Whereas, the morning of the second broke with a clear blue sky and a splitting ache in the neck from sleep with my camera bag as a pillow. Was packed, with a full belly and on the road by7:30am. O how my legs where sore. I figured it would be all down hill, and parts where, into a frigging gusty wind that robbed me of the down hill. At one point I was peddling down hill and my computer showed I was going 12 mph. At another point I decided to coast a hill, and it brought me to a dead stop.
I stopped for a snack and than went on. Finally the lack of sleep, wind, and being tried totaled a call to the wife at the bottom of the Mt. for a ride home. Only did 35 of the 65 on the second day. This is my first DNF on any ride and it felt so good I was guilty.
Did see the ciro for the kink in the neck so time to do it all again. I processed the ride and am giving it another shot next month with some changes.
So all in all it was a great and sore weekend
Here are the pictures, well at least the ones that turned out.