Sat, 12 Jul 2003

Highway 27 Climb

This morning, for the first time this year, I rode up the hill on highway 27.

I made two loops:

  • from 32nd Avenue south on Highway 27, up the 1.35 mile, 4% grade,
  • right on Dismhman-Mica Road, back down to the Painted Hills golf course,
  • right on Thorpe,
  • left on Madison,
  • then right back onto 32nd Avenue.

I time the climbs from the reflector pole at the base of the hill to the last reflector pole before the climb flattens and the road begins to curve left.

Somewhere (hopefully not on the hard drive from the old Windows system that died) I have times from prior years. It seems to me I had gotten my times down under 6 minutes and was hoping to get down to 5. I was younger, lighter, and in better shape then.

Today's climb times were 9:04.5 and 9:04.9. Consistently slow. <g>

There was a strong headwind to fight or the times would have been slightly better, but I obviously have a long way to go to regain my prior fitness level.

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