A day of training on Mount Lemmon.
Yesterday I was able to explore some new and old favorites on Mount Lemmon! The ride gives you very diverse landscapes as you climb up to the densely wooded forests of Ponderosa & Arizona pine trees above 8,000 feet. You then descend all the way down to the Saguaros of the desert floor.Posted by Russell Finster on Thursday, March 24, 2016
What makes a ride memorable in your eyes? For me, it normally involves a grueling pedal to the top of a mountain with unforgettable vistas. I live for that. After spiking your endorphin level on the climb up, a rewarding, adrenaline pumping descent is just icing on the cake.
4 and a half hours later I made it back to my car tired but thrilled after an amazing day exploring some new trails as well as others that I have put countless hours on in the past. I enjoy the intervals, or "work" side of being a professional athlete, I love racing, but nothing does it for me like a good old day in the hills on the knobby tires.