I've spent a lot of time lately indoors on the trainer. This last week has been good for the soul with better weather and being able to ride outside. Today I went to Greensfelder again because I thought it would be the best chance to get in some good climbing in a short amount of time. The trail was 80% deluxe, 20% slime. I stuck mainly to the north and east of the grounds to avoid any real slime. I threw in the asphalt Scenic Loop, a short 2.1 mile jaunt through Greensfelder that has some eye-popping 18% sections. And a downhill where I topped 38mph...on my mountain bike, mind you. If you look closely at my rotor, you'll see a lovely rainbow shade, with a lot of dark purple. Yeah, after you hit 38mph, you have to grab a handful. That will sand right out....right??
It was only a little over an hour for me, 13 miles and 1600+ feet of climbing. There's another cool climb that I hit twice today, the gravel double track that climbs up from the depths of the area to the Scenic Overlook. That climb hits 20-plus percent several times. It's a real grunt.