30 Days of Biking -Day 22

22 Apr

My 22nd ride of April was a tough one. On paper, or more accurately on my Garmin 510, it doesn’t sound particularly tough – 2231 feet of ascent in 53 miles and 3002 feet of descent.

There was a long climb of about 3 miles with a grade of 6-7%, but an even longer descent to make up for it. One section of the descent was fairly steep and I definitely worked the brakes. I’m not used to climbs or descents like these. Also not used to the volume and speed of traffic we encountered on some of the roads.

We rode from Paso Robles to Avila Beach, stopped for lunch in a cool town on the coast, Morro Bay – home of a Prudential rock lookalike.

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Much of the ride though had that lovely bucolic scenery we saw on our 2011 trip along the northern coast and Sonoma county.

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All in all a good day on the bike.

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