Monday, April 14, 2008

Save the Trails

Saturday was the Sorba Save the Trails Challenge. We got suckered into volunteering. We were asked to show up at 7:30 am. Uhh, you didn't tell me that when I signed up to volunteer!! We almost camped out the night before at the location in Dupont. But, when I got home from work, there was a good chance of rain and thunderstorms. We opted to stay home, because one of my least favorite things is a wet tent and a damp sleeping bag. Jubal camped out in his room. Here are a couple of pictures of our rest stop.

We saw a couple of people almost run into the ditch behind the big tree behind us, we were telling folks to slow down ( only the people we liked)

This is Cara McCauley-Applegate: she rides for the BMW-Bianchi team.

Sunday brought cooler weather. I wanted to ride, but was not sure where. I needed to take it easy, so I opted to ride on the road. Then I had to decide distance. It was quite windy, but I opted to ride out Bear Creek Rd, to Marshall and back up river road. I fought head winds and gust all the way out. The reward was a strong tailwind most of the way home. I was able to hit 25 mph on some stretches of flat road. 55 miles, 3 h 11 m, 4500 ft of climbing.

Ahhh, back to work.

Have a great day.

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3 comments: said...

MY "I needed to take it easy" usually isn't followed by "55 miles, 3 h 11 m, 4500 ft of climbing."

You're a mad man!

Cara said...

HEy, that was you at the first volunteer stop! Thanks to Jubal for trying to offer me a rice krispy treat... Sorry we didn't stop, I race too much to realize that stopping is an option on charity rides... ;-)

and thank you for volunteering in that cold, damp early time of day!


The Goat in a Turtle Shell said...

I knew I should of called and invited ya for the Sunday Dupont tour. It just didn't work out for me on Saturday. Lets hit the Pont soon.