Our ride took us up and over the "range" twice, included 3.5 long climbs, one peanutbutter and banana sandwich and about 15 minutes of me thinking I wanted Carl to call a helicopter because I had lost my desire to live. Apparently I'm still learning how to eat often enough on longer rides because a beet, ginger, banana flavored packet of stuff helped turn my attitude around. That and the revelation that I felt so dang good last weekend because I didn't do intervals all week, where this week had muscle tensions on Tuesday and Thursday. Somehow just acknowledging that my body was more tired for a specific reason helped loads mentally. Also, can we just talk for a minute about how freaking awesome a peanut butter and banana sando is on an 8 hour ride?! Seriously, so simple but SO dang good.
Some pictures from the day.
|Our lunch spot was at a firemen's memorial on hwy 74. Not a bad place to eat a sando and reflect on/thank the firemen who gave their lives fighting fires all over CA.|
|Mini Stonehenge. I did some rock climbing to get this shot of m favorite bike in the middle. If you know where this is you are pretty cool but also naughty... :)|
|See that trail ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE!? We are going there, and then we have to climb back out over that mountain in the distance. Yeah, at this point I wanted to kill Carl. Good thing the descent that followed was amazing!|