The Ride Up Tepusquet Canyon
I waited until 11am for the temperature to warm to the upper 50's and then off I went on a planned, 72 mile ride having 4500' of climbing. Rolled through Los Olivos and out Foxen Canyon Road until at mile 26, I reached....
....Tepusquet Road and made a right turn. The road is rolling to start but then climbs steadily, gaining 1500' in 10 miles. Never very steep, probably the maximum grade is 7%. At last I reach....
....the top of the pass where the road then drops down to the #166. Hindsight being what it is, I would have been fine to descend and turn around but this being my longest ride in way too long I decided instead to...
...park my bike and sit on the edge of the road for a break. There was no traffic so no problem.
Then I enjoyed a wonderful descent, passing a few wineries along the way prior to reaching Foxen Canyon again and then enjoyed a tailwind for most of my return. I'm feeling better about my fitness, post ride but still a ways to go. Unfortunately, the forecast changed and with a high of 58 on Thursday with rain and wind and more wind and chilly temps, Amy and I decided to....
....flee. More to come on our return drive, including the rebuilt Londen Bridge in Lake Havasu.
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