Well, hello once again AYC patrons!
Today was another beautiful in sunny Lake Chabot, and once again, the trails were hopping. Explored the Ten Hills Trail today, which made my total ride length estimated at about 10 miles. Total ride time was an hour and fifty minutes (you have to be precise about these types of things, dontchya know) and it got off to a pretty rocky start. After my first climb (the rutted single track where I crashed and burned last Sunday), I was starting to feel pretty sick, but I kept going and eventually got over it.
I felt like today was going to be the day where I did the entire trail loop, but upon reaching the choice of a bridge leading that way, or to the Ten Hills Trail, I heard someone talking about it being a 5 hour trip. While it probably wouldn't be, I opted to just go for ten hills rather than walking the half mile, 19% gradient monster on the other side of the bridge. It was a good ride, but now it's time for homework. And nobody likes that.
PS: I took a bunch of pictures of the trail with my phone today, but it turns out my school-mandated computer doesn't support BlueTooth. I will leave you with the trail map, so you can look about.
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