(Last Updated On: July 22, 2009)
My friend Heather got back into town a week ago- and I am happy she’s back. Heather’s summer has been understandably consumed by planning for her wedding, being in the wedding, and then going on a fabulous road-biking honeymoon in Tuscany. Since Heather and I both had ACL reconstructive surgery 5 days apart from one another, we are more or less on the same recovery plan. Dr. Biem told us we couldn’t ride single track until September, which means most of our friends wouldn’t be riding with us. But, I am glad I have Heather as a riding partner this summer!
This morning we left to go ride Paradise Divide. We left from our houses in Mt. CB, then went up Gothic Road to the top of Schofield Pass. From there, we took a road that wrapped around the backside of Mt. Baldy up to the top of Paradise Divide. From there, we took the road down toward the Slate River valley. But, when this road intersected with the road from Washington Gulch, we climbed up this road, and then descended via Washington Gulch. The total ride time was about 2 hrs and 50 minutes at a moderate pace, not including rests. It was a fabulous ride despite not being single track and is one of my favorite rides I’ve done this season.
Now for some pics….
Great day on a great ride with a great riding partner 🙂