My friend Jackie asked me to do a ride with her last weekend in Colorado, The Triple Bypass. I thought it would be a hoot; it ended up being much more than I bargained for. We climbed 3 Rocky Mountain passes: Vail Pass (10,560 ft.), Swan Mountain, Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.) and Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.). And, we had to descend those passes too. One descent was 50 minutes–50 minutes of just going downhill.
What was the moral of our story? That it’s good to ride your bike, and the more you ride, the more “good” it is.