Back in June I posted a blog after my first experience cycling hills on Sideroad #2. I called it "Like I'd Forget". I called it that because I didn't think for a minute I would ever forget the pain and humiliation of that ride. I probably have early onset alzhiemers or something because I totally forgot. I went out with the Thursday cycling group and quickly remembered why I hate the Thursday cycling group. Back when my Tues tri group did Sideroad #1 between Appleby Line and Guelph Line I asked one of the coaches if this route was as hard as Sideroad #2 and she said 'it's worse, even the downhills are uphillson Sideroad#1!!' She lied. Sideroad #1 is great (if you don't count that ginormous hill at Guelph Line), Sideroad #2 sucks. The hills are huge and the downhills while fun scare the hell out of me. I hit 49.9km/hr coming around one bend and was afraid the bike was going to go out from under me, thank god there wasn't a car coming at me.. jeez!!! I did learn NOT to look at my computer when speeding down a hill, it's better if I don't know how fast I'm going at the time.
Once again I was humiliated, I did not make the entire loop. When Nancy told me that SR4 hill was twice as big I decided to just practice where I was going back and forth. I still had to walk two of the hills but got further up each time before having to stop.
On the upside, I didn't wipe out, that's about the only upside to that ride.
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