Another sufferfest climb (pics & video)
Yesterday I decided to ride a road I haven't been on since the first time I rode it in October 2010. This is Rattlesnake Bar Road between Pilot Hill and Folsom Lake. It is a nice lightly-traveled road with a ton of climbing.
When I got to Pilot Hill and was about to park, I got stung by a honeybee. It flew in my truck and hitched a ride in my lap. I never noticed it until I put my left hand in my lap and got stung in the pinky. The bee was on my shirt. Since the stinger stayed in the bee, I couldn't swat it away with my hand. I had to walk over to a bush and use one of the small branches to gently nudge the bee off me. It stayed on the branch after I walked away.
As always, the healing effects of exercise worked their magic, and the pain was gone within minutes of throwing a leg over my bike.
When I got to Folsom Lake I explored the roads at the campground, which added some climbing and miles: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/168639182
Here's the video. As with all my videos, this is 100% natural sound. That means plenty of female cyclist suffer sounds on the climbs, so be forewarned!
Here's some pics I took on the way back from Folsom Lake.
Top of first big climb heading towards Folsom Lake
Top of second (and most difficult) big climb heading towards Folsom Lake
Private road sign