Annual MVBC 4fh of July ride up Mary’s Peak, with a twist. I mentioned on FB that I would do it via Woods Creek road on gravel. A lot of people jumped on that idea.
It was hard. Very hard.
Up Jackson Creek down Oak Creek.
Cool and misty. Nice for July 1.
Clockwise. Berry Creek - Airlie - Sauerkraut - Simpson - Helmick Park - Airlie - D’Armond - Wiles. Back through the wildlife refuge.
Cool day with a few sprinkles. Nice.
Tracy A is off to do the GDMBR.
My first Tenners ride since the start of the pandemic. Too many people. Most wore masks, some when riding. I tried to stay away from people but got caught in a cluster going up a hill.
John and Lori then joined me for the gravel loop on Davidson, Haley, and Parker. Stop at Helmick park and then back D’Armond, Robison, and Wiles.
Ann asked if I'd join her on an 'into to gravel' ride. I sugessted we do Harrid Road. I invited the usual suspects. Sunday it was just the guys, today it was 7 women and me. I'm not complaining. Most of them are in much better shape than the men anyway, More of a challenge keeping up with them. After we got to Blodgett Ann said she was good going up Norton Creek. After we went up Norton Creek she said she wanted to do the whole loop. I still haven't recovered from Sunday's ride but what can I do. Actually the steep part in the Mary's River Tree Farm was not as bad as it seemed on Sunday.
When we got to Hoskins road Lori, Tracy, and Tracy decided to do the extra 10 mile Shingle Creek loop. The rest of us continued on. I think Ann would have done that as well if I was into it. I was beat. The climb up Hoskins and then on the highway was enough for me.
So much cooler today. A wonderful relief from yesterday's 92 degrees.
Hot. Got out at 8 and it wasn’t early enough.
Harris Road to Blodgett. Norton Creek road into Mary’s River tree farm. Eventually came out at Hoskins Road. Then a 10 loop on Shingle Creek. Back over Hoskins Alexander and Kings Valley highway.
Cool and overcast most of the day but then the sun came out and it got quite warm.
Time for a longer ride, but didin't lay off the hills. Davidson, Haley, Parker, Simpson, Sauerkrout good gravel hills. Back on Berry Creek for more hills.
Warmer dryer day, lower 70's. Good day to ride as it will get hotter later in the week. I'm feeling like the blood pressure meds I'm on now are helping my performance, not huring it.