The Boyfriend pedaled away. Funny how the photo doesn't really capture how painfully difficult this climb is.
The Boyfriend hit 40 mph. Where are we, you ask. Well, we decided to beat the week long heat wave and the poor air quality (from the heat wave and burning fire in Monterey) by leaving the South Bay and biking to Sweeney Ridge, a favorite ride of mine. We began at the Pioneer Hotel in Woodside.
The Boyfriend got up that one too. Overall though, I fared well and I was proud of myself.
Lookey, it looks like snow. But as we know, it's bird shit.... I love this ride. Oh yeah, I did fire The Boyfriend as my leading man as I struggled to get through the gate at Sweeney Ridge. I'm always amazed that he puts up with me. Then again, I am amazing, so he should, you know, simply adore me. Returning home, I could feel in the air a cooling of sorts. 47 miles in 4 hr. 55 min. Not bad. We did cut out one climb - Bunker Hill. Like I care. More importantly, we had a fantastic outing.