Today was fantastic. My husband and I have been coming to Monterey for the past 9 yrs. We love to take a week, at least 3 to 4 times a year and devote the week to riding. Monterey is one of our favorite spots to ride. We usually do the 17 mile drive up to Carmel, but today I was in a for a treat!
My husband decided to take us around, what I call, the back side of the 17 mile ride. I've only heard him speak of it, but we have never gone that route or I should say, he has, but not with me...Ok!
By the time we got to the fork in the road, to either go to the Carmel gate or continue along the 17 mile drive, we had already gotten a good 19 miles or so in. This is when it happens, my hubby points to the left fork...yes, the back side of the 17 mile drive. OMG what else can I say??? I never expected what was to come.
We have done some pretty crazy inclines, like our 22 mile continuous incline in Ventura last year...HOLY COW!!! I always love to think I'm in shape, but it's tests ones mental and physical state...thats for sure!
Did I mention how easy those inclines look in a car LOL!
There was so many steep inclines today. Around 5% to 10% that would last a few miles at a time.
I thought I was going to die, but I wasn't going to give in, noway, nohow. I just kept saying to myself, if Lance can do it so can I LMAO!!!
Yes I thought that was funny to compare myself to the greatest there will ever be hahaha!
Our ride ended up being only 41 miles, but it was more quality over quantity ride... to say the least.
It was such a perfect day too. There was very little tourists and not many cars on the drive....what more could we ask for.
I can't wait to go again tomorrow.