Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Riding in So Cal

By the time I finished work yesterday, rented a bike, and got ready, I only had 2 hrs before it was going to get dark so I spent that time riding around the city of Thousand Oaks. Not the best use of a full suspension bike but a good ride none the less. Today I made it a point to wrap things up for work so I would have enough time to actually ride a trail. Incredible...

I have been mountain biking for a long time but never actually rode on a mountain. I like riding at ski hills where you do a hard burst of effort for a few minutes but today I climbed for over 30 minutes; I mean 30 minutes before I could stop pedaling and coast any distance at all. I got to the top of the mountain, flush with endorphins, and took a minute just to look down at the valley below. Now I get it.

1 comment:

  1. Climbing is what its all about. Just something special about looking down and knowing how you got there. Good luck with the rest of your trip.