Today’s morning ride was Epic! My legs feel good and I was pedaling up along a good pace. I really like riding up the front portion of Glendora Mountain Road. It feels easier than going up Glendora Ridge Road. It’s steep but it’s not killer. Speaking of which Strava has a GMR Challenge going on, so if you ride in the area, you should sign up for the challenge! Unfortunately my Garmin has been having issues like auto-pausing while I’m moving. So annoying! That really messed up my stats as seen above. I might climb up again sometime next week. Hopefully this time my Garmin records my data.
What’s all this climbing training for? I do love climbing by itself — the suffering up, and the coasting down. I feel stronger every time I finish a climbing ride. But the reason I’m putting in more climbing miles is for the Tour de Foothills, which happens in the fall. I feel that if I train hard early, it’s going to be a piece of cake come November. I have signed up early and you should too! It’s going to be so much fun!
Photos by Dean C.