i've been riding for quite some time now but only in the recent 2 yrs i've been riding a lot more and gotten into logging more miles. mt. hamilton has been a route that i've only dare to read about and it was only recently a group i ride with (we're all amateurs and not racers or anything - kinda like on/off weekend warriors) one of them said we should try mt. hamilton. i thought i was a joke till they started to seriously talk about it and plan it.
as one of them put it.. we'll never know till we try it; which i believe it is so. we'll be heading out there this coming Saturday, time has yet been determined, but plan to start from alum rock and 130 intersection. then try to make it up to lick and back down - alive and in 1 piece.
here's what i am riding with besides the safety gears:
gears: compact 50/34 & 11/28T
hydration: 2 x Camelbak Podium Big Chill 25 oz Bottle
fuel: power bars, jelly belly beans, protein bars
i'll be going slow to conserve as much energy as possible staying seated. for hydration, should put 1 bottle with water and 1 with gatorade? or should i bring both + my Camelbak HydroBak 50 oz Hydration Pack? i heard there's no cell reception and no water source till you get up to lick. so don't wanna die of dehydration going up or retreating back down and bonk.
any suggestions and tips are very welcomed... cuz i think i'll need all the help i can get, unless if someone wants to tow me up there...