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Monday, April 02, 2007

Spring bike training

For the first time since 2000 we returned to West Texas for spring bike training, riding some 400mi over eight days of near-perfect weather--a first in my experience out there in Big Bend country. I was elated to find I could still climb all the routes I've done in the past (despite aging and surgery), including the "Big Hill" shown here; it covers one mile of 15% grade, topping out at 17% with the Rio Grande and Chinati Mountains in the background. Flying back on my 71st birthday I felt ready for the season...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only you would be surpised by your recent success with the hills of Texas. The rest of us know you as a terrific athlete capable of overcoming any challenge. You're pretty amazing, John. Keep up the awesome work. Happy Birthday!

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