My legs felt like wood and I had a lingering headache from early morning today. Nevertheless, I decided to sneak in shorter ride since I knew there'd be plenty of uphills. The thunderstorms were going to hit later on.
Well, lets just say I got lost.
Most of the roads I took were totally unpaved, which I had hardly expected. Wayman Branch led to Indiana Ave which was 10-12% average gradient at best, and at some points it got really steep. I rode half of it, then my wheels started losing traction. The rains yesterday had gotten the mud wet and puddles were everywhere.
I lost all momentum and the next half hour was my hiking trip in Lycra and Speedplay cleats. Hiking in speedplay, uphill. I hoped no one would catch me in the act.
For a while it was fun.
Then it got interesting as I spotted this sign.
Then I started hearing weird sounds in the woods and watched a huge bird fly high above my head.
Then I gulped and quickened my pace. I have heard locals here talk about bears.
I think I got an idea of my orientation and somehow hit paved road. I caught an accident in action.
I hope no one was hurt.
I think I had too much going on this past week with the moving and all.
I'm bailing out for another 4 days since I'll be in Texas so hang on until then. I hope to do some chillaxing in the 100 degree weather.
Here's a crazy fun piece from Mademoiselle!! Take care, all!