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Monday, June 1, 2009

72 Miles with 7200 feet

Tick mark #6 is the top of Nyes Place.

I love it! They give you a warning LOL!

It's not until the top that you see you have 3/4 of a mile to climb at 20% grade after that 3/4 mile you are still climbing at over 15% with a couple of "flatter spots" to finish the 1.25 mile climb.

I had a good day on the bike. It was the end of my five (5)day training block. Now I rest for two (2) days and get back at it on Wednesday for my commute.

Here are my May month-end numbers.

Totals/ Rides/ Distance/ Altitude Gain (ft)
May/ 10/ 754/ 34,473
2009/ 50/ 3,582/ 191,976

Yes the mileage is down and the elevation gain is way down for the year. I need to bump it up if I'm going to be ready for my September and October main events.

Here are the rest of the months so you can catch up.


  1. Those are SoOC's finest and my favs. Although I've never tackled them all on the same day.

    We were debating whether Vista Ridge or Alta Laguna was higher. What does your altimeter say?

  2. Seriously what kind of gear do you use when you are on something like that? 39/27? or lower?

    What do they use for a long 8-12% on something like Vesuvius?