This is what was in the head on the ride today: look up, look out, be on the pony without a single doubt.
From home to the turn off: 59:00 ... ooo... bad juju.
From home to the top: 1:19. Ouch.
For some reason it was a particularly painful 2,200' attitude adjustment today. Maybe it's going to take me a little longer than I thought to recover from Vacation Week ;-)
I was SLOW today!! BUMMER. Ah-well. Fun and special nonetheless.... had angel-kiss rain sprinkles on the way down!!!! And it was COOL and sweet outside! Thank you, Universe.
Saw some guy flying up to the top as I was descending... as I pulled over for him he said: "you look FRESH!!!" All I could think to say was: "yeah, about as fresh as I smell." I hope he knew I was kidding.... Sorta. I think. ;-)
I can't wait to take all my girls up on this loop -- it's not long at all; rather short actually (only about 8 to the top from my house maybe??). But man, it is FUN and I can't seem to get enough of it, even when it hurts. About that, there is absolutely no doubt at all.