Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The long strait road towards Kitt Peak

A 51km ride on one long pretty much strait stretch of road towards Kitt Peak. The first 10 miles not not pleasing, but messy, bumpy and super rough, then gradually improving to a pretty decent surface.


After long 51km with head wind and on a slight incline we finally reached the base of Kitt Peak leaving this long mind boggling road.
A slightly rough and bumpy road leading the only way up (and down) to Kitt Peak where a set of nice observatories can be astonished.

Setting into climbing rhythm we all did our own job up. J. pretty strong ahead today, Py felt a little la-la... from that long haul getting there. After climbing along for a while all sudden some riders showing up from behind at quite some speed -- turned out later it was a Canadian development team. Py could not let them go right away but hooked up to the end of the train of some 8 riders or so -- bumping up his speed from some 14km/h to good 20km/h. Holy.... that get's it going but how long??? Starting to get hard after a couple of turns... and with HR ramping from steady 155bpm to over 177bpm for a while he had to let off and return to his own pace. But fun to try.

Turn by turn approaching the top eventually:

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