Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holy Hill in December?

Well, I think I can honestly say that this was the first time in my life that I've ridden to Holy Hill during the month of December. The latest month of the year I've ever made it out to this location is probably October, although September is more likely. In the past, by this time of year I usually don't feel any desire to take that hilly trip. The truth is, there is no practical reason for it. As the riding season has gone into maintenance mode, hills and 50+ mile rides aren't needed for training purposes. But for the past 2 months I've been hoping to make one more trip out there for the year.

Unfortunately, something always seems to come up that keeps me to a shorter and/or flatter route...until today. The weather forecast was for sunny skies and winds directly from the west. If I could accept the struggle of a direct headwind for the 25 mile ride out there, I would be rewarded with nearly a free ride on the 25 mile ride back. So I did, and so I was. It was a beautiful day for another first in my life on the bike.

December 4, 2012 Holy Hill Ride

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