Now the fun starts. Today was the first of our two days of climbing. It’s not that the hills are insanely steep it’s just that they are so long. We have hills this steep in PA, but they don’t go on for miles on end. Our first hill today was about 12 miles. Not excessively steep, just looooonnnnngggggg.
As the day went on, the wind increased and became a stiff cross wind. It was so strong at times that it felt like it was going to blow you and your bike off the rode. When the wind is blowing that hard it feels safer to be going at slower speeds. When we had descents, we all rode our brakes to keep our speeds down. We all agreed that biking today with the cross wind was scarier than the tunnel. I hope this doesn’t freak you out Mar.
Mark was his entertaining self today. I can’t believe Brian posted that video. We needed the laughs to take our minds off our quads. I am confident we will get thru tomorrow. It should be the most challenging day of the trip. We have to get over Emory Pass which is 8228. I think I read somewhere that we will climb 4000 feet tomorrow. Hey if this was easy, everyone would be doing it. Well, maybe not everyone.