Sunday, August 5, 2007
100 miles of hills
I should dedicate this ride to Chris Ploch he mentioned this idea for a ride last Feb. when we did a double at berryman. The road rides from the last few weeks was kind of a building block to figure out what hills would work the best and create the funnest loop. So I headed out a little after 5am with the bike bag packed full, 3 mini bagels half dozen or so jells 5 water bottles total, extra tubes and the other basic stuff. always try to keep it self supported, doesn't always work though like last week, stopped to get a bottle of water, and had some Hoosier lady on her smoke brake wanting to know how much my shoes costed cause they sure look expensive, but she did comment they were pretty as some rednecks gettin out of there big pickup eye in me up as if they wanted to well, I will leave that one for the imagination. So I will leave the gas stations for a last resort. So today's ride went great little over 10 grand of climbing, and had to go about 3 tenths of a mile past my house to get 100 miles exactly. I think my total time for the ride was 6:20. ran into an old friend an chatted a bit and the head wind kind of got me good in a few spots on the loop kept me from doing this thing in the six hours I was hoping for.