What a tough ride today. This has been the first real ride that included some hills and our legs were having a heck of a time adjusting.
We encountered a detour just after leaving home, so instead of turning right as planned we were forced to go left. Ah well, go with the flow.
After exiting the busy hwy we found some quieter back roads which was nice but man the hills! Pedal, pedal pedal. Shift, shift, shift. Pedal, pedal, pedal. Shift, shift, shift.
Our legs were not adapting to the steep inclines. After several different “Hills from hell” as Rob was calling them, our legs were screaming No more! They were complete jelly. There was nothing left in them. We even had to get off and push a few times. The embarrassment.
We discussed the idea of turning around and heading home but we are both pretty stubborn and so pedal, pedal, pedal. Shift, shift, shift. Pedal, pedal, pedal. Shift, shift, shift. I might of even swore a couple times.
What goes up must come down and oh what a relief. We reached a top speed of 57.3 km/h. I was far too tired to be concerned.
A quick stop for lunch and a bathroom break at a park in Armstrong and then only 6 more hills until home.
Riding along a busy Highway