Video of ride that contributed to 4 lb weight loss last week
After Saturday's sufferfest on Snows Road, I went up to Nevada City yesterday to watch and record the Nevada City Bicycle Classic criterium. I brought my heavy, low-end Trek 7000 WSD hybrid with rack, rack trunk, lights, and kickstand so I could carry my extra cameras, stuff I bought, and swag. I climbed about 720' just riding around trying to map out the course and find the best spot to record from.
Since I had another 2 hours before the start of the first race, I decided to explore Nevada City's climbs. Right away I found Red Dog Road, which was a long climb with grades up to 17%. It was a real sufferfest due to the bike I was riding.
After watching and recording the Masters men 35+/45+ 1,2,3,4 and Women's Pro 1,2,3 races, I was motivated to do another 1,200' of climbing. This time I found Willow Valley Road, which is another long climb with grades up to 15%. It also turned into a sufferfest near the end. Since I didn't know how long the road was, I turned around when the road leveled out right before another steep section. When I got home and looked at the map on my Garmin Connect page, I found out I was near the top. Damn!
Total amount of climbing recorded was 3,471'. It would be higher, but I forgot to start the timer for a while after watching the races. When I discovered that at the top of Nevada Street, I turned around and climbed back up to the same spot to fix that. :D
Here's the Garmin Connect data. Note the abysmally low average speed, partly due to time spent riding around the course trying to map it out: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/93643130
Here's the video of the sufferfest climbs:
Here's the bike I rode:
Trek 7000 WSD at top of Red Dog Road climb by kittyz202, on Flickr