This was a ride that I’ve had on the schedule for most of the year – and one I’ve very much been looking forward to. The Tour de Tahoe – presented by Bike the West – is a clockwise loop around Lake Tahoe, covering over 70 miles of road and (depending on who’s data you look at) either 2,100, 3,700 or 6,000 feet of climbing. I managed to bang it out with 4:42:15 of actual pedaling time (plus 32 minutes of time spent munching at rest stops) for a total elapsed time of about 5 hours and 15 minutes from start to finish.
Made it to the first rest stop. Feeling strong. Switchbacks climb was not as hard as expectede, but I can clearly feel the effects of the altitude on my breathing. More to come from the road and on twitter.