Whew. Yesterday I rode the Death Ride up in Markleeville, South of Lake Tahoe. It was impossible. It didn’t snow so I can’t say it was worse than the Eastern Sierra Double, and I didn’t get lost in the dark and add 40 miles, so I can’t say it was worse than the Heartbreak Double, but it was brutal. Hotter and much windier than last year, and had a rainstorm on the final climb like last year (although it did not hail). I was toast and barely finished. However I did and I’m proud of myself; I think about 3,000 riders started, and about 1,000 finished all five passes :)
how many passes did I climb today?
Well now it's over and I can rest and recuperate and brag about it. The best part :)