Pretty sure I've blogged about the Lung loop before, but here's a quick rundown on the ride: 40 miles, 10,000 ft of climbing, up Trabuco, down Pinos, up San Juan trail, down Bell Ridge. I haven't done anything close to this amount of climbing in a while, so it was going to hurt regardless of the health situation.
So, I threw the Decree together in the morning (it was missing cranks... sometimes my bikes have to share), complained in my head the whole way up Trabuco about not having a 30 tooth chainring on my one-by set up, BUT was oh so grateful for the Decree's awesome climbing aptitude, and raked out limo feeling front end on the descents!
<< At Pinos Peak for the first time, looking down Pinos trail, ready to get my butt kicked on the slippery, loose, steep scree fields ahead.
It ended up being the perfect day in the mountains, complete with a crazy number of wildflowers, perfect temperatures, pretty fantastic views, a few stupid crashes, some poison oak, and 5.5 hours of squishy bike love!
My babe at Cocktail rock (top of San Juan Trail). You can't tell from the picture, but there is a great view of the ocean from here!
I think this is looking down on Los Pinos trail from Pinos peak. There are some wicked ups on the way down Pinos... it's def not for the faint of heart.