Saturday, July 22, 2006

Gorge Ride......Final


Mike how was the ride??



At the peak after a solid 1:20 of climbing...good tempo / effort, we flew by several people in the last 2-3 miles of the climb



Overall, the ride was great. BEAUTIFUL scenery, great friends and the heat wasn't really an issue. Got in around 6K of climbing so will definitely be moving a bit slow during the beginning of the ride tomorrow!

Bike Stats
4:08
65.7 Miles
15.9MPH Ave
133 HR Ave

*Peace*

8 Comments:

Blogger Lora said...

What amazing scenery! I agree--it doesnt get better than that! And picture taking while biking...now I know for sure you're nuts!!

4:59 AM  
Blogger Habeela said...

What an torturously amazing ride!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

Excellent job with the camera, Mike!

That was an amazing ride...why didn't we do it sooner?

Next year, training for IM Canada, that route will become very familiar to us, I think. You can't beat 14-straight miles of climbing to get ready for Richter Pass and Yellow Lake!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Darrell said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like an absolutely beautiful place to be.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

What an excellent ride. That picture on the bridge showing where you guys started really put things in perspective! That route looks gorgeous with all the trees lining both sides!

4:32 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

The gorge is a beautiful place. Thanks for taking the pics and nice job pounding out all those miles on the bike.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Amazing pics and amazing ride. 17% grade...sweet :0

Gotta go to the west coast and ride with you guys someday.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Zeke said...

Awesome photos Mike. I don't know what's harder to believe, that you had never biked there before or that you only saw 4-5 cars.

7:09 AM  

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