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.