Saturday, July 07, 2007

Old La Honda

I decided today was the day to tackle Old La Honda. I had a nice rest/lunch at Robert's market in Woodside. Then, I took an easy time getting over to the start of the climb and digesting my lunch. I grabbed some water, a few walnuts and braced myself for the climb. When I made it about 1/4 way up I knew I had the legs/lungs to complete it.

I took a quick break at about the half way mark to catch my breath. I took another (involuntary) break at around 3/4 the way up with my front wheel got caught up in the curb debris and I tumbled off the bike. Oh well, no harm done. I think I averaged about 5 MPH on the way up and completed the climb in just under 45 minutes.

Reaching the top of Old La Honda was surreal. There was a heavy fog in the air and it was brutally cold. I wanted to enjoy the views from up there but there were none to be had. I ran into a couple fellow cyclists, bummed some water, and began the decent.

Here's the route from today:

40 Miles to Freedom Plus Old La Honda

My overall MPH was about 12.1 which is darn good considering all the climbing I did today. Overall, I'm really happy with my progress and the fact that I finally got to see Skyline.


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Anonymous said...

Don't forget to bring a towel!