Double Bay Double Training, Sunshine, and Sweat…

This past Sunday, I ventured out for my first training ride after a few weeks of much needed rest and relaxation.  I joined a smaller group of 9 people for the fourth Double Bay Double training ride.  The ride was 56.9 miles (57 according to my Garmin – check out my ride data on Strava) and had somewhere around 3600 feet of climbing.  We revisited some climbs from last year’s training season (La Cresta Drive, right off Arastradero, is still as tough as I remember) and endured the sun and the higher temps to make our way to Los Gatos and back to Mountain View.  The route included two new (to me) climbs – Kennedy and Shannon – by the time I got to the start of Kennedy, I was already starting to lose steam.  It was stop and go for most of both, but I finished them and will be looking to try that route a few more times so I can properly conquer it.  By the end of the ride, I was out of water (camelback and bottle) and was beginning to feel the fuzziness that accompanies a bonk – rolling into the parking lot and racking my bike was a slow process, but was extremely satisfying.

Looking to get out mid-week for an evening ride around Golden Gate Park and Lake Merced – hopefully it’ll be cooler:)