Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm Gonna Do It


Friday is Bike To Work Day. I've been wanting to do this for some time, enough so that I had my brother Jim build me the right bike for the trip. AnnaMarie and I had a date planned for Thursday anyway so she'll just meet me when I get off work Thursday morning; that way I can leave a car here for the trip home.
56 miles. I lose 4,500' in elevation, so that's about a 1.5% grade. That should give me a little boost. I have to be at work by 08:00 so I'm planning on leaving about 03:00

7 comments:

Lee said...

I would be interested in your going back uphill 4k+ feet.

flyingvan said...

OK I will...YOu gotta ride with me though

prestoffcenter said...

AH! I was wondering about the trip back up (or- how were you going to get back home).

That sounds like more of a sane-person plan.

Way-back when I rode to Idyllwild we pretty much walked up the hill. The ride down was way fun.

What route are you taking?

Lee said...

Tell you what Steve. I have plans to bike some this summer. So I might just take you up on that.

flyingvan said...

B---16 miles on 79 (that's the scary part) Hwy 8 is bike legal up to Willows, then there's a frontage road that will take me all the way down to Lake Jennings. Through Lakeside/Santee to Mission Gorge to Friars. I will probably walk up the steep grade from the Qualcomm Stadium up the mesa.
L---Maybe we need a male bonding bike adventure, like meet at Tioga Pass and ride (mostly downhill) to Yosemite Valley. It would be pretty central for people

Scot said...

Tioga Pass. I'm down.

Scot said...

Tioga Pass. I'm down.