biking - dark blue bike1:14:36 17.73 mi (4:12 / mi) +440ft4:07 / mi ahr:126 max:153 weight:140lbs
I thought about doing 51 miles today, get the 5K done in case I croaked tonight. That thought lasted about 10 seconds.
But I did get out, well, had to, because the weather continues to be good for early December and I have to take advantage of the opportunities. Upper 20s, NW 10-15, sunny. Not really balmy, certainly not toasty, but it could be a whole lot worse. And will be. But not today.
What I really wanted to do was explore Mt. Grace up in Warwick, explore in this case meaning see if I could make it up to the top. I think I've only been up once, it was the halfway point in a 50K trail run that Fred put on a couple of times a long time ago. I never ran the race, but I ran the course once while training for a 100-miler.
Anyway, that course went up Mt. Grace following the telephone line cut, and that was a climb I couldn't run then, and surely couldn't bike now. But there is a jeep road that goes up to the top, where there used to be an active fire lookout tower, and I've never been up that. So exploring Mt. Grace means riding up to Warwick from Northfield, to get properly warmed up, and then seeing how far I could get up it. And then, depending on much I could do on my bike, figure out if was willing to hike-a-bike what was left.
And today would have been an OK day for it. Except my legs had been tired yesterday, and I didn't really want to do it with tired legs.
So today was a non-demanding ride around the valley. And the legs felt OK. So, who knows, maybe tomorrow, supposed to be in the mid-30s, balmy.