Just a tick under 4 hours on the mountain bike with 5200ft of climbing. White Ranch starting up Belcher Hill. Belcher up to Drew Hill and into Golden Gate for a few miles. Then back down to finish White Ranch. Awesome ride.
Pictures. Captions are below... I never know if they should go on top or below.
I think that's Pikes Peak.
I started up the ramp and did OK for a bit. Then jumped fell off and ran all the way up and rammed my pedal in to the back of my knee and now it's killing me. Ironic and poetic.
This was an awesome switchback on a long steep climb back out of Golden Gate.
Golden... which was looking quite golden.
This rock was awesome. It is probably responsible for hundreds of dollars in sales to Shimano. Those are grooves hewn in to the rock from chain rings.
I took this looking back across a ravine that I had just ridden. These two guys were catching me on the descents and then I would take the time back on the climbs. Kind of a fun little game.
I did a quick practice burn on a scrap piece of leather last night for my Merlin logo seat. I can't decide if I want the word 'MERLIN' below the logo. I don't think so.