The west side road climbs have been pretty decent lately, so I’ve been trying to get more climbing in. At first I didn’t feel so good. I thought that maybe I was getting sick, so I took an early out of the climb. I hit it again the next day and felt the same way. It finally occurred to me that I’m out of shape!
I’ve stayed active cycling throughout January, but really didn’t do a lot of climbing. Especially when compared to summertime when we have 800-1000 feet of climbing each day of the week on our lunch rides. Because of the constant snow storms, I’ve been mostly poking around the lower areas of the hills, riding where I can find traction.
Kings Canyon has been a good winter climb. The road is mostly in the sun, so it is pretty safe. After a couple days of doing this, I’m starting to get my wind back. Fitness is not far off now…
With the abundant sunshine we had today, I think the roads should be good for skinny tires tomorrow. It’s road bike time!