Saturday Ride. River Trails.
64.4 miles (+2 miles that I forgot to turn on the Garmin), 3,278 ft elevation, 4:25 moving time. 50 Strava trophies.
Sierra Madre – Encanto – San Gabriel River Trail – Rio Hondo River Trail – Chantry Flats.
I rode from home to the start in Sierra Madre. I met Lynda in Pasadena, since she rides from her home in Eagle Rock.
Good crew rode with us today. 2 packs. A group and B group. I rode with the B group. The ride got a little bit of rain sprinkles at the Santa Fe Dam. The river trails were flatter and faster. This was the first ride for me since Vineman. I think my body is still recovering. Climb up Chantry hurt. 8-10% on the first couple miles then 6-% for miles 3-4. That is what we call a noticeable incline. Coming down Chantry was fast and cooled me off since it was cloudy. We stopped at Starbucks to chit chat and have a snack. During the ride home, my quads were starting to ache. There’s a big hill on the way back to my house in SoPas. One way over is 0.5 miles at 6-8%. Another is 0.25 miles at 15-20%. I opted for the shorted and steeper.
Mike working the new Vineman Jersey.
Kirk, Dave, Gene
Eddy. Lynda with new PTC swim cap.
Encanto. Picked up Steve, Steve, Alvin, Dino, Bryan.
Santa Fe Dam. We got sprinkling of rain. That was unexpected.
Climb up Santa Anita to Chantry Flats. 8-10%.