Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Morning Hill Climb

This morning Keeth and I met at the Rockridge BART Station for a ride up Tunnel Road to Skyline and Grizzly Peak. This was the second morning ride like this I’ve done and I know I’m getting better at it (this was also about the fifth time I rode that ride). The change for this morning was that there was a warm wind coming from over the hill, thus giving us a head wind and making some of the steeper sections feel even more steep! We prevailed and cranked through to the top where we had to turn around so we could make it to work on time. Thankfully the weather was perfect this morning, clear, warm, and bright. According to my cyclometer we averaged 6.9MPH on the climb. Overall it was a little more than 13 miles for me and I hit 49.6MPH max on the hill descent. I’m really happy I can do this now because the Lifecycle rides won’t be far off and I’ll be ready for them.