Monday, August 3, 2015

Stage 4: Healdsburg / Rockpile Loop

Today's ride was an out  and back that is handy in case you run out of gas and just want to return home. Looking at the map below, you can see that it's a series of climbs and some dips before climbing again. The turn around point is about 28 miles, so the ride profile is pretty symmetrical.

The grade was pretty steep in parts, hitting 17% on occasion then setting in at 15% then relaxing to 13 to 14% grade. All very respectable grades.

We were very fortunate that the temperatures remained in the high 60's and low 70's with low humidity. As fast as you could sweat, a cool breeze would cool you off. Really ideal conditions for this type of climb.

As we came back into town, we were guided to the Bear Republic Brewery where we had burgers and beers after stopping by the local bike shop called, "Spoke Folk Cyclery".

All in all a very nice day to cycle.

Today's Photos

Happy Biking


1 comment:

  1. "Relaxing" to 13 or 14%?!?
    As they say in Minnesota, "Uhf da!!"