Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SW Iowa
Bikes: Waterford 1200, Raleigh Record converted to a single speed.
Rode my age plus 13
Some gorgeous, some cruel today. I decided to ride home the long route after church today and didn't take into account the effect wind would have. The total ride can be seen here including an elevation chart: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...om-church-long
There is the second east bound section just south of Anita that was just rude! They didn't cut anything from the hills when they laid this road and half of it was falling apart with patched sections of gravel. Then the 15 to 20mph south wind made it "interesting." Going north was a hoot though! One of those hills I hit 42 mph pulling a loaded BOB. Fun!! That's where you discover whether you've packed right. I did.
It was my longest ride of the year by 20 miles and I can say I was ready, but I'm shot now. Of course the last section was that nasty head wind. Oh well. All in all a good ride.
Hot shower did wonders. Now where's my ibuprofen?