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Sunday, June 12, 2005

High Grade, Low Temps

6:00 AM Sunday morning, my cell phone rings. Ofcourse, it was Q... were we riding, were we not? While I was on the fence, we agreed to tempt fate and roll out.

7:20 AM we left the warm, cozy confines of home. We noticed heavy clouds, but a slight break with blue skies above where we were headed. It soon started to warm up, and we hammered up Deer Creek. High Grade at about 55 degrees F is a pretty nice ride.

The clouds and temperatures made us decide to turn around at the top, after a brief stop at the school house. Now the temperature dropped to 51 as the clouds rolled in. It was a cold, and therefore, slow downhill with no speeds over 30mph or so untill the later parts of Deer Creek. We slugged it out on the Hill of Hell and then rolled home with just barely a sprinkle falling. We rolled in just in time. Shortly after putting the bike in the garage, a serious downpour started.

Guess you just get lucky sometimes. There were a lot of riders going up as we were coming down. No doubt they were caught in some nasty conditions.

After a hard ride with Fabio up Deer Creek yesterday, todays strong ride up High Grade with Q should put enough in my legs to make me sleep well tonight.

Dik of snel.


At June 12, 2005 10:02 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Sounds like a great ride. The only thing I have ridden since Wednesday is the couch.


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