Hill Ride Success!
Today I made the ride up to the Mormon temple up in the Oakland Hills. This is kind of a big landmark for me, one of the first goals I set for myself to take riding seriously. It's about 700ft climb in not very much distance, so the first time I tried to do it, I literally ended up sitting on the side of the road trying not to puke ( Hill Ride Aborted). This time I planned a little more carefully and I'm a much stronger rider. I think
Yeah, that's all the smile I could muster. Let's just say I was a bit tired. The view from up there is amazing:
The ride down was quite fun, I was coasting at 30mph down a 6% grade and there were no cars on my road, so it felt nice and safe... until it started pouring rain all of a sudden. That made the rest of the ride less fun.
Here's the route I found: