Monday, June 14, 2010

Flying Wheels Summer Century 2010

I forgot to write about my ride on Saturday, June 12th. I rode the century course in this year's Flying Wheels Summer Century. It was a great ride with perfect weather. The start was at Marymoor Park in Redmond. The ride took me through some beautiful scenic back roads and quaint towns. Some of the towns I passed through were Carnation, Monroe, Duval, and Snohomish. The course was VERY hilly. My first hill, Inglewood Hill, was 4.5 miles into the ride, with a 12% grade! And my last big climb was 82.5 miles into the ride with a 10% grade. But I made every single hill and finished with strong legs. There were five rest stops on this course and all were well stocked. It was an A+ ride. At the finish there was a lot of great food booths. The first thing I did upon finishing was grab a cold chocolate milk and drink it down. Then I walked over and bought a hot link with onions and sauerkraut. After a day of power bars, cookies, and fruit the hot link was like heaven. I got home around 6:00 PM and showered and then my wonderful hubby took me out for Mexican food. When I got home the day and ride finally caught up with me. Tired I went to bed and fell into a deep and wonderful sleep.

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