Today’s Bicycle Ride: 34 miles, 1053ft

Screenshot on 2009-06-20 at 12.07.11 PMWell, today was the last major chance to ride before next weekends metric century. We decided to push it a little harder today. We took off up Auberry Road to the casino and pushed our way up the first hill of Sky Harbor road. This is a brutal hill for me. Not very long, less than half a mile, but very steep. I’ve failed to climb it in one go several times, but not today. Today I rode to the top without stopping! Yeah that feels good.

From there we rode down through Friant, crossed over the river, up the long climb of Rd 206 and around to the west side of Millerton Lake. We turned on Millerton road and climbed to the high point of that road which is also extremely steep. At the top, we turned around and finished the loop back to the church.

It was a really good ride today. A little over 2 hours and a lot of climbing. Next week, the Millerton Metric! Am I ready? I kinda don’t think so. I could use another few months to train, but I set this goal and I’m going to do it no matter how much it hurts.

Wish me luck!