This last Saturday we drove up to Madison so we could ride the IRONMAN Wisconsin bike loop on Monday and get a little bit of training in on the course. While in the car, I made the following tweet:
This would turn out to be one of the best decisions!! Why?!?!?! One of my social media friends responded with, “Nice!!! When are you riding the course? I’d love to join you!? Have a great visit!”
How PERFECT!! Monday morning, the Iron Hippie and I rode our bikes the short 5 miles to “Fireman’s Park” in Verona and met up with Kathy where we would ride the first loop with her and the second loop on our own.
What did the ride look like??? BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
While this wasn’t a fast ride (I did forget to pause my Garmin a couple of times when we stopped), we were out to climb the hills and soak in the rural Wisconsin scenery. I think we accomplished the hill climbing component quite well…4898 feet of climbing 😉
Do you enjoy climbing hills while riding your bike? Would ~5000 feet of climbing make you nervous or excited? Why?