This may not have been what my coach had in mind with a easy 4:30 ride today.
I found a local century that was happening today and thought I would do the metric century (described as 68 hilly miles) and bail somewhere to make it about 50 miles.
Well, at about mile 26 I had reached the highest point (So, yeah, 4664 ft of climb in 26 miles) and had a choice to make, either finish the whole thing, with another 2000 feet of climb, or go back down, which would end up shy of 40 miles.
It was hard on my ego to turn around and ride past other riders that were finishing the ride, but I had already done way more than I probably should have 2 weeks out from IM.
Another Go me! moment (sorry, but there will be a lot of these as I try to pump myself up for Ironman)
Today I climbed one of the toughest climbs in our area, Redwood Gulch Road, and we have some crazy tough climbs in our area. My husband even uttered a "Whoa" when I told him I climbed it. He also told me was so impressed. He does NOT play fast and loose with the compliments so that is a big deal and definitely a Go me!
Bike etiquette tips with RBR: Don't tell a 65 year old man on a recumbent bike that he is a "total BEAST!" Even if they are. They do NOT take it as a compliment. My bad, dawg.
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