Today's route covered 31 miles and was notable for the elevation gained (and lost). Not as many miles pedaled on the flat as the more routine routes. Most of the mileage was put into the legs either climbing or descending. Typical of the typography of the Palouse, a lot of undulating terrain was encountered too but today the legs put in a number of miles on long and sometimes steep climbs. Having a GoPro camera mounted onto the handlebars tends to flatten the actual gradients as seen even from head height. The photos fail to provide an accurate impression of the ascent. That is ok. My legs know the difference.
Below are a few photos from today's workout:
|One mile into a three mile climb|
|Up on top of the plateau|
|This time, steep...|
|Final push to the top|
|and a return home|