Family, Health, Cycling
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Bikes: Roubaix S-Works, Univega Gran Turismo
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HTFU: (Hills, Twelve, Fog, Ugh) - Night Ride Report
Last night Midland and I went out for some hill repeat work in the fog and 42 degree temperatures.
12 climbs up Avila Rd in North Concord. It is really perfect for this type of ride since it is a dead end with no traffic, a good surface and it goes up for ĺ mile at a constant 10% – 13%
Plus it dead ends at the Concord Police Academy so any cars you do see are cops not teenagers or drunks.
We ground out all 12 climbs that we set as our goal even though it was crazy foggy and there was a headwind while climbing. 4341 feet of elevation gain in 18.6 miles.
A nice little jaunt, call me crazy but, I really enjoy this kind of stuff. Hopefully it is rides like this in January that make a double century in March do-able.
Garmin Info and Stats Link: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/21903379
Avila Rd in daytime: the fish hook shaped lower road is it.
The elevation profile: looks like rifle bullets
Pics from the Ride
Midland Self Portrait
One Last Kit Check
... and more Fog