Cycling, Journal

I Am A Five Pass Rider!

Five Passes Completed at the Death Ride!

I’m exhausted right now having completed all five passes during the Death Ride. I didn’t think that I would be able to do this, and it was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. 129 miles and 15,000 feet of climbing. Oh my god, I’m tired!

I started the ride at 4:30 am and reached the top of Carson Pass at 6:00 pm. My legs were so sore and raw after only the first pass, but somehow I managed to fight through the pain and complete each of the passes. The hardest was the frontside of Ebbets, but it was also the most fun descending. Carson Pass was also tough, seeing that it came at the tail end of the ride. I had a slow leak in my rear tire somewhere between Woodsford to Pickett Junction to 3/4 of the way up Carson. No wonder the climb felt so bad!

At any rate, I’ll have a full recap with photos and text in the coming days. Right now, I really need to sleep.

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5 thoughts on “I Am A Five Pass Rider!

  1. J.T. Conklin says:

    Congratulations!

    Now feel free to slack off, I mean rest and recover, for the next few months. You wouldn’t want to “overtrain” for the low keys.

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