|Not sure who is worse, Pennywise or this fellow... 'cept Pennywise was fictional. I think...|
Seriously... Just the things I think about when I am out there.
Anyway, having a good week. Recovering or trying to. Monday was off completely. Tuesday was a fun ride to Woody Creek, where I rode to Hunter S. Thompson's house and turned around and came back to Aspen. Woody Creek Road will be a nice road to add to my list of riding venues.
Yesterday I ran eight easy miles then rode in the afternoon. I rode up Castle Creek Road and then up Midnight Mine Road to the snow line. Midnight Mine Road is a pretty stout road. Gained 1000 feet in 1.75 miles before I had to turn around. Basically I made it about 1/3rd of the way up the backside of Aspen Mountain. Definitely will be hitting that road as things get nicer around here. Once I get up on Aspen Mountain and Richmond Ridge, if things are clear there really won't be anything preventing me from riding over to Taylor Park and back and that I am REALLY looking forward to.
Today was 8.5 miles without the HRM. I ran up Smuggler and dropped four minutes off of my average time to the turn around point. I know I was pushing it but nothing too excessive. The weather was awesome today, better than they predicted I think.
Tomorrow, Friday, might be our last day of decent weather though. The forecast for the next few days is not very pleasant. Rain, snow, rain and snow, and colder. I actually don't mind the rain as it helps to accelerate the snow melt.
Kicking around the idea for a unique FKT thing this summer if time allows. Seems everyone these days has some hokey/obscure FKT to their credit so I might as well too since I am here. LOL!
In other news... a shipment of new Hokas are inbound! Woohoo! Enough shoes to last me till the end of the year probably. Awesome!
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