When The Weather Isn’t Cooperating
This morning I filled my hydration pack with water, fruit bars and a flask of honey. I had some big plans and a peek at the sky seemed promising. When I pedaled up the first climb, the sky up above the mountains was low and grey. Great for a day out climbing, I thought. Well, the higher I got the wetter it got. First it was just the pavement under my tires, then the air turned from moist to rain. While climbing all that was no big deal, but in the first descent I had to reach for my arm warmers. By the time I arrived at the foot of the steep descent, my shoes and everything else was soaking wet. This wasn’t going to be the day for that big ride. Without much debate, I immediately decided not to soldier on in such conditions. I turned onto on another climb to get me back the way I came from, added a little out and back, then hit the way home.
The plan - a mega-loop hitting a whole bunch of climbs - remains a plan. Hopefully, another weekend this or next month will offer better weather to tackle this ride one more time, and hopefully finish it successfully. I was excitedly ready, the legs felt great, only the weather didn’t want to cooperate.
|Distance:||63.7 km (39.6 miles)|
|Elevation:||2’166 m (7’105 feet)|
|Speed (avg/max):||20.8/74.2 kph (12.9/46.1 mph)|