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I had this route in mind for a while and yesterday seemed the day to do it. It was 11:30 a.m., the sun was blasting, heat in the upper 80's and lots of humidity. I picked the Black Mountain Cycles with the heavey Schwalbe tires and set out. Already at mile 13 I wanted to throw in the towel. I was way overheated and nothing felt right. I made the right turn onto Nelson Rd and was greeted by a very strong headwind. This road is fantastic with many hills and a couple of good grinders. I road south and then made a left to get to the top of where the turbines are. I ran out of breath, my feet were burning and I finally made it to the top.
Continued south on Nelson until route US 20. Headed west and was greeted by another big hill. I truly trashed myself on this ride and was glad to get home. Some very beautiful sights and lots of sun for the day. Next time I will attempt this ride on a road bike and leave the heavy gravel grinder bike at home. Lost 7 lbs in the matter of 45miles of riding. I spent the rest of the day drinking cold water out of a pitcher.
Summer= Good times.
|Going south on Nelson Rd.|
|Many fields like this on my ride|
|These bite when you are a big dude|
|Riding with your eyes closed makes the pain easier to tolerate|
|This one to the top of the turbines made me see stars|
|Yesterday's challenge. Make it to the top.|
|Laundry day out in the fields|
|Another grinder heading west on 20 towards Cazenovia|
|Stangest sign I have ever seen.|