I stared the climb ambitiously in the big ring (what do you call the larger chainring of a double setup? Anyways, my 38-tooth ring) but as soon as the Garmin squeaked and auto-paused, I shifted to the granny and tried to keep a pace of at least 3mph. The air was humid and 75 degrees felt like a hundred. Soon, I was dripping sweat, something I am not too prone to. I reached the summit lookout after 1hr 30 min and 6 miles, drenched in sweat.
|Involuntary bike wash|
This ride was no epic, under 20 miles, but it had everything and took pretty much all my strength. Combining this ride with Palisades would double the distance and probably more than double the elevation. Next time. GPS track here.