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Fifty Miler With Hills – BionicOldGuy


I discussed recently that I signed up for the Sacramento century in October, so it’s time to ramp up my mileage. At this time my group was doing a 27 mile journey within the hill East of Gilroy, beginning on the Mendoza Ranch entrance to Harvey Bear park, which they drove to. I made a decision to begin early and journey their as a substitute, in order that bumped my mileage as much as 50, which took 4 hours. This was much more climbing than I’ve been used to, however fortuitously I’ve and 11×42 cassette on my Sirrus bike now, which helps with the steep stuff. It felt nice, and I wasn’t too drained after.

Car parking zone at Mendoza ranch simply earlier than 10 AM, fog not burned off but. I’m glad to have our pure air conditioner again, we’ve been having excessive temperatures however in the present day didn’t go over 80 F (26.7 C).
On the way in which up Canada Highway (Spanish pronunciation Can-yada, I don’t know the way to present the accent). Wildfires raged by right here in summer time 2020 however it has recovered properly
On the high of the hill on Canada. You possibly can see the fog nonetheless creeping over the coast vary (referred to as the Gavilans on this part), to maintain us cool.
Residence to Mendoza Ranch
Wandering round within the hills, then again to a deli in Morgan Hill. after that’s was 3 miles to house

I’m going to be doing the century on my recumbent, in order that’s what I’m using most days, besides hillier days like this one the place I take my Sirrus (upright street bike).



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