Sunday, April 26, 2009

85 Hot Miles

I decided to take Matt up on his offer for an 80+ mile ride yesterday. Conroy also decided to come along for at least part but then decided to do the entire thing with us. The scenery was great but the hot temperatures made it a little more difficult than expected. We conquered three giant climbs. On the third climb I suggested we don't take the truck route on 641 but the regular route. It sounded fun because I had never gone up that way before but we ended up paying for it. It was by far the hardest climb I've ever done. It was good training and now nothing at Penn State can look or feel that bad. I ended up taking my girlfriend out later that day for another 1o miles so I got around 95 miles in yesterday which is well over my past max for one day. I have some sweet pictures of the ride but I'll put those up later.

4 comments:

McChop said...

It was indeed a most epic day

runningonair15 said...

nasty jon, just nasty. i just put in a short ride today and felt the heat too

Conroy said...

Agreed...that last climb was quite difficult, and my legs wanted to fall off after that ride. I expected to be sore Sunday but ended up feeling pretty good!

We have to tackle that ride in the fall.

Jon said...

I agree, I bet we can get that ride down in under five hours without that stupid wind.