It was hot today, but it was starting to cool down by the time we got started. There was a fire somewhere on the east side of The Mountain though and the air quality was affected.
New rider from work came - she looks like an experienced rider but hasn't done a lot of extended climbing - didn't make it to Junction but said she had fun. She also has Sidi shoes and a jersey from a charity ride for credentials.
Wildlife Encounter: deer all over the place.
Tarantula Tally: one crawler at Moss Landing on the way down. Kind of lower than I usually see them.
Since I replaced my brake cables my bike hasn't seemed quite right - maybe I'm overly aware or maybe I messed something up... probably time for a wheel truing and complete overhaul... maybe after the last WNR of the year... or maybe when I switch to the foul-weather bike for the season.
Elmar said once that he's sometimes surprised at his Junction time... like he thought he was going fast but had a slow time, or vice versa. I told him I'm never surprised because I'm always checking at the splits and estimating my final result. Today when we got to the Upper Washout, we were together and I said "Looks like another 49". Today's Junction time: 48m58s.
|The sun is setting on the Wednesday Night Rides.|
Cycling Mount Diablo