Today's ride was a flop. Its only 7 miles from my front door to a trail head where I can go hiking and even get fresh water out of a mountain stream. e.jpg
The first 2 miles are almost flat but the remaining 5 raises 2500' I bought the conversion kit specifically for this, to see if I can get up here with out spending myself doing it. d.jpg
First off it was 30f this morning meaning I would have to lug along a sweatshirt. With some disgust I started late in the morning. The omen that should have tipped me off was that I happened to catch the village creep outside his door, he was giving me that thousand yard stare that only a twisted mind can do. Next I forgot my water bottle. No worry, I had another half gallon in the bottom of my bag.
I was just starting the climb when I was getting hot. Taking off the sweatshirt called for the sun block, I forgot that too. Thanks for the memories. Here is some of that road, looking back c.jpg
Some of the hiking trail is good enough for a bike- b.jpg
Today could not have been better. I prepared the night before by having a pizza. This morning I had pancakes for breakfast. I had everything this time and got out the door at 8am, just when the rush hour ends and the kids are in school.
The task seemed just as hard, but I got there, with the picnic basket...