I know I've said it before, but I seriously mean that my bike is the best bike ever! I woke up this morning all warm and snuggly at 7am. I tried so hard to go back to sleep, but I felt that my bike was calling out to me from the dining room where she sleeps. I heard her loud in my ears...almost as loud as Stella's purring in my ear as she sleeps on my neck.
I jumped out of bed, got my faithful and got totally trashed tri bag all filled up with gear: Bike shoes, socks, Chamois Butt'r, sunblock, Zeal Optics Zoonies Sunglasses, Arm Warmers, Woolen Leg Warmers, Full Gloves, Half Gloves, Cash, Road ID, eGel, and Glaceau Smart Water. I see you rolling your eyes about the Smart Water....it just tastes crisp and clean okay? I'm not buying into the whole "it will turn you into a superhuman and give you the best performance ever" hype, I just happen to love the way it tastes. There's something about the ionization process that makes it better than other bottled water.
I rode a new-ish route today. I added two climbs onto my normal Bailey Road loop. I rode straight up Bernal all the way to the upper gate. It was work, believe me. But it produced the most satisfying downhill since Wildflower's Nasty Grade climb. I hit 42 MPH and could have gone faster but there is one sketchy section where they've put a STOP sign. There is no cross traffic on top of this hill, they just put it there for the trail runners and mountain bikers that want to cross the road. I didn't stop though, I just crossed my fingers and hoped nobody wanted to cross because I was totally high on endorphins and adrenaline and didn't want it to stop. I'm such a speed junkie on the bike.
The second climb I added was what I found to be named "Buffalo Hill". You'll not find any signs naming it that, but it's just the climb that you start after you hit McKean Road and turn left after the Bailey Road downhill. This hill is not really considered a climb to me though because the downhill is fairly weak. It's good for your last climb of the ride though.
Total mileage today was around 30 miles and it was a good day. I just love my bike. Thank you for a great ride GB! (Good Bike)