Thursday, July 28, 2011


Headed up to Mount Baker today to do four repeats from the D.O.T. shed. Each one was about 8 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing. Here I am right after number 4; I was seeing spots before my eyes.
The road is clear to the visitor center, about 3/4-mile past the upper ski lodge which is as far as they're going to clear it this year. As you can see, there's still a ton of snow. This is where the final switchbacks start and where, during the Mount Baker Hill Climb, things start getting really, really painful.
Bit the bullet yesterday and signed up for the Shasta Summit Century. I think I'll spend my taper week taking a hatchet to the hair on my legs; I need every advantage I can get.
Kinda cool. Nice idea, anyway.
Elevation profile from today's ride.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Ouch. My legs are bleeding in sympathy.

    Sweet shots of the bike on snow/ice! Ride on.