I've been training for my goal of a 1 day STP this year. I've ridden every century ride I could find within reasonable distance. I just moved to a very hilly area and I signed up for what will definitely be my most difficult ride. The Chelan Century Challenge. Check it out here:
It's basically every big, long, steep hill near Lake Chelan. I've ridden many of these hills before, but the Mcneil Canyon climb is what intimidates me. I think the road sign at the bottom says it's 9 miles of 10% grade!
So far everyone I've told I'm riding this has told me I'm crazy. Not sure how to take that to be honest. I'm not sure if they think I can't or what. Anyways, it should be a beautiful ride as the scenery around here is amazing. I bought the event jersey, so I can't wuss out or I'll be a total poser if I ever wear it, so my only option is success! If I am indeed crazy, well so be it. But I really want to complete this ride! Wish me luck!