We finally had to opportunity to get a good breakfast before the ride today. It was needed since the first 30 miles was a climb to over 10,000 feet or over a 3,500 feet climb. Then the last 16 miles was downhill.
But as I said 58 miles for most. A couple of us, myself included, read a bike sign wrong and our reroute added over 11 miles to our ride. I stopped and asked a gentleman if I was lost and if the route I was taking would get me to my destination. He confirmed that it would. Then I asked him if it was a short cut and he said he didn’t know. Now I can tell him, IT IS NOT. I kept riding and riding and riding looking for a specific intersection and it seemed that every curve I rounded the road continued to go up. I stopped at on overlook and asked a couple how far I was from the specified intersection and they said a couple of miles but it was all downhill or flat. In a car it probably felt that way but on a bike? The actual distance was 6 miles and there was more than on minor climb. Needless to say I was upset with myself but it is what builds character. It really made me enjoy the 16 miles of downhill.