I was beginning to think it might be spring before I got to ride. The weather was decent this morning - 30F, light winds and not a chance of snow. I met the regular Sunday morning riders and we did 25 miles before heading to breakfast.
We took a route that takes us to the top of a nearby dam (hightest point on chart). Thankfully we chose the easier climb to the top and got to experience a fantastic downhill. The easier climb is a couple miles of 4-5% grades. The views from the top are great. Sorry, no pictures. All the other Sunday riders are men and I really have to push it to keep up
By the time we climbed the dam and a couple of those short 12% climbs my legs were burning. How quickly we lose conditioning with just a few weeks off the bike. By the time we reached the restaurant I didn't think my legs could make the four steps at the entrance.
Hopefully the weather will be a little kinder and I can get back into shape quickly. This is the same group I'll be riding with on TOSRV and they'll show me no mercy