Santiago Canyon

If I told you the last time I rode any significant miles was in December and that was 20 miles at Pendleton, meaning relatively flat, and that I have been attending a spin class once a week for about 2 months, so I thought I could ride 25+ very hilly miles. What would you say?

Probably, Yas, what are you smoking? Why don't you go do some nice hill repeats?

But I wouldn't listen. I'd go out and do it anyway.

I was a bit rusty. It took me longer to get to dump hill than I remember. I need to lap myself at landmarks, like Mojeska and Silverado and dump hill, just to track my time.

I did stop twice, but I only needed to stop once. The second time was to open a pack of shot bloks. I should have opened it when I stopped to rest.

All in all, it was a good day for a ride. I was the last one in, but that's nothing new.


AKA Alice said...

So, you're saying there's a difference between a spin class and riding a real hill? Would that be like the difference between treadmill running and road running? Probably.

Actually, it sounds like you did really well. One stop for shot blocks, and hey, you were out there, so that's good.

Al's CL Reviews said...

HAHA! I found out there is a difference with recumbant stationary biking and real biking.

Sounds like a nice ride!

Tammy said...

All right, Yas. Now, it sounds like you've been taking lessons from me or something.

You got the miles in... your next ride will be that much easier.