Friday, September 21, 2012

Why do Waucoba Canyon?

Saturday, September  15th

Today's Eastern Sierras ride with the gang was a true desert route to the top of Waucoba Canyon (elevation 7,670) starting from Lone Pine (4,000 feet elevation).

 Honestly, except for this canyon, it was a boring ride in which we endured the heat.  Probably would have been a good first outing to acclimate.

Let's talk about the town of Bishop where we stayed.  Interesting place, full of SUVs and great restaurants (2 Japanese joints, a Chinese restaurant, one nice bistro, super pizza place, Erick Schat's Bakkery - a must for sandwiches and a lovely independent cafe for coffee lovers).   Not my kind of ride -- dry and dull for the most part.  But, I suppose, a good recovery ride after Bristlecone Pine Forest.  I did 33.50 miles in 3 hrs. 51 min at 9.5 avg mph.  Yay, it's time for happy hour at the lovely little creek next to our hotel....

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