Looking at this picture, I can't help but notice the beauty. Looks like I will miss the views while climbing which is a shame. For those that know me well, I promise not to stop and admire the view during the race - really I won't. In preparation for my date, I spent some time on a local hill today doing hill repeats.
Sign at top
I am proud to say I made all the repeats without paper boying, so I guess in my hill classification system this hill is steep. During my time to and from the hill I was able to practice my track stands at red lights. I only put my foot down twice, and yes The Todd, I had more than two red lights. I figure, I may be going so slow up the beast that being able to balance on the bike at a complete stop is necessary!
One of the benefits of the winter rains
Climbing today I was admiring the views and the wildflowers so much I almost didn't notice how badly my legs and lungs were burning. I plan to focus on the beauty around me during the race instead of the beast. Pretty sure the beauty will last for more than 7/10's of a mile.