Saturday, November 10, 2012

LKHC Soda Springs

Time for another Low Key Hill climb -- arriving at the start of Soda Springs.  Whew, not exactly a bikini weather day.  Quite chilly in fact.  High 40s maybe 50 degrees.

When I was a little girl, I used to host tea parties for my dolls and stuffed animals.  We'd discuss Schopenhauer and Kant while painting our nails and eating bonbons.  After tea time, I'd get out Barbie who would then proceed to call Ken and G.I. Joe (borrowed from my brothers' collection).  Even as a child, I realized that there was something anatomically incorrect about their bodies, but still, Barbie had herself a swell time.  What does any of this have to do with biking you ask.  Well, nothing really, other than I'm sharing the sorts of things that run through my mind while climbing 2,368 feet on the longest continuous climbing road in the Bay Area (8.41% grade).

Alison caught me at mile 3.41.  I was determined to meet my goal of beating my previous LKHC time back in 2009.  How'd I fare?  Back then, 66.32.  Today, 60.11.  Now, off for a hot bath with my rubber duckies.


Alison Chaiken said...

True I caught you, but that was because you had passed me earlier! I didn't know you discussed Schopenauer and Kant, about whom I know nothing. Next time we roll together, you must tell me more.

When I was a kid, my bro and I, bored of G.I. Joe and Barbie, used a new woodburning kit given to us a Christmas gift to perform some literal "plastic surgery" on the dolls. We started by grafting Joe's head on Barbie and so forth, but then we graduated from gender commentary to grafting machine guns onto the end of Joe's arm and attaching Battleship parts to Barbie. About that time, we graffitied some furniture (only on the bottom, Mom!) and the woodburner was taken away.

NadiaMac said...

Our barbies went on expeditions with our GI Joes in the mobile support vehicle (kind of a combo of a beach buggy and a tank). Great climb today!