Cold and a little windy, but beautiful. There were a lot of people who looked under-dressed, but possibly they were just tougher than I.
Roadkill Report: skunk - I forget where exactly, but he looked to still be warm.
At Junction we were just headed up Summit Road when old friend Shawn O and his riding buddy Bobby V arrived from South Gate Road on their epic 100 mile journey. We took some photos and then they went down the North. Shawn and Bobby have a personal goal of one century per month for 2021... which makes my objective of 100 Bumps of Winter seem lame... so I didn't bring it up.
When I got to The Wall, I took a quick survey of the dirt around the barrier and decided I could ride around it instead of walking - success! Also, that tire I glued on last week seems to be doing fine and I haven't applied the extra safety glue... maybe when it warms up a little.
My Garmin cyclocomputer battery crapped out again on the way down though - so I think I'm going to have to start packing my battery charger. But my new Garmin smartwatch handled the task of recording for Strava just fine... I just didn't have speed and time data on my handlebars. I have my watch set to show heart rate while I'm riding and that's interesting info; and by interesting I mean much lower than I imagined. By the way, that "220 minus your age" thing gets more accurate every year.
|This guy passed us on The Dips, but then he faded by the park boundary sign. |
Looks like he has his saddle too high too.
|That Laurel Wreath will soon be MINE!|
|Photo Credit: Shawn O.|