Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Eastern Sierras - Bristlecone Pine Forest
Ah, time to do Bristlecone. The gang met in Big Pine to tackle this climb. Any cyclist who has done this ride will tell you it is hard, psychologically and physically. 24 miles of climbing, with a mix of 6-8% for the first section (in which you don't realize you're climbing until later when you descend), with a middle section that is flat, and a last part that is grueling (lots of ups and downs, plateaus and so forth).
The Boyfriend and I started out together before the others since I knew that eventually they'd catch up to me. The BF likes to start out slowly, nice and easy, and then, go for the bang, if you know what I mean. Me, I just want to last and make it up as far as I can go. Naturally, we engaged in a conversation --
The BF: How about you meet me afterwards at Happy Hour, wearing a dress and high heels?
Me: Sure, if I don't meet a fireman along the way.
The BF: Sigh.
The BF later for Happy Hour, wearing a dress and high heels and just maybe, he got lucky.....