Shawn and Kathryn said they weren't coming, but old friend Robert said he could. Robert used to work in the office with all of us but was actually a client. I remember walking by his cube once and seeing his vintage Italian steel bike and then invited him on the ride and he was a regular for a while. So with me, JB, Charlie, and Robert - there wasn't a current BC employee in the BC Climbers group.
I got an early start and I had selected a PR on Split 3 (The Bump) as my goal. I have been looking at all my split segments for whichever ones I'm furthest down on the leaderboard for, and I knew The Bump was going to be a hard one, but I knocked 35 seconds of my previous PR, so that's a win. Of course I didn't KNOW I beat my best until a couple hours later when I uploaded the Strava file. Never really recovered from that effort though and my legs were rubber for the rest of the day.
Wildlife Encounter: one deer, just little short perky antlers.
Roadkill Report: lots of birds for some reason, and higher than average number of squirrels.
This is the official end of The Bump Segment... I pushed all the way through.
|I *earned* this feeling of oxygen debt and lactic acid burn.|
|This guy came up the Easy Side, and looked like I felt after my successful PR attempt.|
If Robert were paying me for coaching advice, I'd tell him his saddle is too high. I'll just tell you instead.
This guy with the "robin egg blue" Trek is a regular on Wednesday nights too. He passed us with souplesse.
Hips are rockin', saddle's too high.
|I never noticed this before, but there's a culvert where the Sink Crack is (now partially repaired).|