70+ miles with 7000+ feet of climbing. I dont know how it was possible but I bested my time on GMR by 1 minute, and still kept myself within the Top 30 spot of the challenge. Although I hoped to do good on the Mt. Baldy segment, but it was just too tough — didn’t break any records there.
This morning’s group. Everybody did well, and had fun chasing Alex up the hills.
First to the top of Mt. Baldy (Ave grade 8.9% over 4 Miles!!!). If it weren’t for my buddy having a flat, I would’ve been second. The bugger came out on a Mountain Bike with gears that you can spin forever.
These legs were toasted after the last climb up.
Friends chilling out at the top of Mt. Baldy. Behind me is where the Ski Lifts are. It was an awesome view and it felt great reaching the top.
Since it was so steep going up, the descents were a bit sketchy. We were grabbing the brakes all the way down. Good thing our rims didn’t overheat. But I think i shaved a good portion off my brake pads. All in all a great ride and looking forward to doing this again next week!