a hard stretch of hill. i'm not going to shift down, though, i come up off the saddle, i'm pushing it. one more kilometer to climb. it's so incredibly pitiful that i ever wanted to do this, but now i'm stuck with it.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Cross at 9,000+ feet...
This is what cyclocross looks like at over 9,000 feet of altitude: Aspen Lodge CX! The course was super technical and fun, but rolled my rear tire off the rim twice. I popped it back on both times and nursed it through the turns and still enjoyed myself. The air was indeed rare, and the lack of oxygen sends one's heart rate through the ceiling.
Below, in the distance, that's the North East face of Long's Peak, a.k.a. The Diamond.