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The weatherman was correct

By December 3, 2008March 22nd, 20174 Comments

Yesterday, I rode to Gold Hill. The clouds were moving in on the ride and it was uber windy, so it wasn’t as warm as I would have liked… but by golly, I was wearing shorts on Dec 2. Today is a much different story. We aren’t even going to break 30 degrees and the ground has a dusting of snow. Crazy weather out here. NM is the same way as you saw in previous posts.

PC025079 Riding to Gold Hill is one of my favorite rides. I can get over 3000′ ft of climbing in less than 2.5 hours, out and back. I liked it so much that I did that ride 2-3 times a week in the dead of winter last year. I will NOT be repeating that trend because all it did was make me really tired by the time it was interval season. I am still planning on riding up there maybe once a week, and if I take the mountain bike, I can do the climb in upper zone 2.

PC025074 Skies were clear around 6500′

PC025081 and not so clear up high.


I really love riding my Rotwild. That was ride number 2. The whole bike locks out, which is great for the paved roads. I unlocked the front fork for the gravel, washboard-y descent. The lockout is located on the handlebar. I am so used to reaching down to the fork for a lockout that I forget it’s right there at my disposal.

I ran into 2 of my friends on my ride yesterday. Chris Jung on the bike path and Steve Iles in 4 mile Canyon. “What’s new?” they asked. I said, “Well, I GOT A NEW BIKE! LOOK!” Both of them had the same response, “Wow. That is a sexy bike.” My coworker also had the same response. So my Rottie is very sexy… very sexy indeed. Mmmm hmmm.


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