Devils Backbone Mountain Cross tomorrow. 65 miles, 2 climbs with 20% grades, and two category 1 climbs, definied as climbs between 6 and 12 miles in length with 3,000 to 5,000 feet in elevation gain. I took out the One Speed cross bike yesterday to determine if I had any chance of making these climbs. The answer is a resounding no. I should be riding this:
instead I'll be riding this:
actually not too different. but enough to make me long for an upgrade.
Sunday, it's a moto ride. Looking forward to this for a long, long time...