Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tierra Bella 2012

We enjoyed our first non-rainy day in a while around here with Tierra Bella, a well run organized ride of various distances that covers some of our usual training grounds and some new roads as well.  Today Kristi and I teamed up with my husband and a couple other friends to tackle the 100k course.  We finished off our day having ridden 62 miles and change with about 4750 feet in climbing!

On the way up Gilroy Hot Springs (the same steep climb shown in the graph from last week)
Slowly getting closer to the tip-top
Still greeeeeeen out here!
I took a little video of the descent.  Here's how you drop 1000 feet in 3 miles, sped up to only take 3 minutes instead of 9.  I ride my brakes a LOT on this one.

I love seeing all the baby cows!
Yep, just another ugly day around here.
One more little day of training to go before rest week!

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great ride! And with such an amazing landscape you can't go wrong! Cheers!

Deb said...

It's beautiful there! What a great place to ride. So green.

Deb said...

It's beautiful there! What a great place to ride. So green.

GoBigGreen said...

Ya it sure is ugly there. Move to MN:) hee hee.

Stefanie Frank said...

Oh that descent looks FUN. Sort of. Not really. LOL.

Nice miles in the bank for another awesome week of training for you! You inspire me, more than you know.

Meredith said...

So pretty! I may have experienced a little motion sickness with that video! Any type of hills, ascents or descents scare me!

Kris said...

Remind me to stay behind you when you have a camera....nice shots of my big butt. :-P

It really was a beautiful day! Thanks for letting me tag along. :)

Mary M said...

I hope I get to do that ride next year but, I doubt it since my current plan for that distance is about the same. Did you wave to the skeleton man?

Meera said...

Holy shit - that bike video gave me panic attacks. Ride looks lovely!

Christi said...

That looks like a beautiful ride!