Cruising through the sagebrush
Distance: 18.72 miles, time: 1 hour 59 minutes, average speed: 9.4 m.p.h., H's fastest speed: 28.5 m.p.h. Our total climbing came to 1,338 feet, including what we're calling "Hammerhead Hill," which H rode right up like a champ again. We checked the GPS afterwards, wondering what sort of a grade it has ... short but steep, Hammerhead has a maximum grade of 41.3%. That is CRAZY steep. We got a picture of me pushing my MTB up it, to try to show just how steep it is:
I'm nearly bent double, trying to
shove my bike up this thing
We were psyched after that ride, with me getting some confidence back and riding better than I have all summer. I know H would like to do some more challenging stuff, but it's sure a lot more fun when I'm managing to ride more than I am walking.