It’s the 4th of July, aka Independence Day … independence of America from the British Empire. Anyhow, that means a day off, and I figured a climb up to Mt. Umunhum.
The sun was out, but it was by no means warm. In fact, it was windy, blustery, and I even had to go back and get my jacket. It’s kinda funny … when I stopped at an intersection, the wind died down … but once I started moving again, the wind started picking up.
The wind kept blustering until I got over the hill near Los Gatos. Climb up Kennedy, and the wind was non-existent.
I didn’t feel particularly strong, so by the time I got to the steep climb on Hicks, I knew I was in for trouble. However, I persevered, and got through it. I took a good long rest at the base of the Mt. Umunhum climb, then forged on. I decided to stop at Bald Mountain, before continuing on. I guess that rest did help, as I ended up getting a Personal Record from Bald Mountain to the summit of Mt. Umunhum. Hmm … go figure.
On the climb up, people were passing me left and right. Apparently, there was a group of riders, who left from Los Altos, and had a myriad of former olympic riders for USA, Canada, and even a California State Champion.
Arrived at the summit, and it was pretty calm. The cloud stayed away from Mt. Umunhum, so we could still get a scenic view of sorts.
Ooh, that took a bit out of my legs, as I was just limping along back home. Not sure what it was about this, but I guess that’s why it’s a training ride. Happy Independence Day!