A Day in 10 Photos: 08.29.2011 PDX to SF – Day 08 Aug 29, 2011

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Yesterday was the suck. The definition of the suck. The suck in concentrate. Unfiltered, organic, free range suck. After pulling a 120 mile day on Sunday, I did another 100 yesterday. Unlike Sunday’s route, Monday was all about the rolling hills. Not even an extra strong dose of Heart coffee could make that feel ok.

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Rolling through the hills of northern Cali in the early morning sunlight was a perfect way to warm up the legs.

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It was damn beautiful.

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But as a cyclist, you know that where there are hills, there are climbs.

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And you can’t exactly roll up and down on a 100 pound bike.

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The climbs were horrible and even though none of them broke the 300′ mark, they kept coming, one after the other. It sucked. The formula was repeated all day: 200′ climb, fast descent, winding turns to switch back, 200′ climb and so on.

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I was in pain so when the end of the day came, all I could think about was a cold beer.

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As the sun was setting, I found myself hauling ass to get a night’s sleep.

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But not before I shot a quick photo of my STTB button. Today I ride to SF. I’ll be rolling into town around 5pm or so. It all depends on what the elevation looks like.

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And this one was from Sunday but I was a photo short today!

Here’s the route:

What’d I learn?

-Shoot less photos, ride more.
-Tailwinds rock!
-Protein, protein, protein. I need to eat more protein. My legs are beat!

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