Rob C. / Dave 04/03/2011

Distance

39.98

miles

Bike Ride

CLIMB
1401 ft

Begins in:
Beverly, MA, United States
Created By:
daveydave999
Description:
This was intended to be a shorter recovery ride. However, my riding partner and i are not too bright. I introduced Rob to Great Hill off Ipswich Rd. He climbed it well, but it took a bite out of him 3/4 of the way up. Of the hills I've introduced him to, he believes this is the hardest. Instead of taking a shorter loop off 97, we headed out to Boxford through Barre Hill. Headwinds were massive on some parts of this ride. It had to be blowing 15mph with gusts of 30 at points. Despite this, we had some massive pulls - mostly Rob at 26 - 27mph for 2 - 3 mph stretches. I feel I'm gaining strength for the short punchy rollers and sustained 3 - 6 % grades. Dry, sunny, high 40's for temperature. May have been too thick on the vest layer. For a recovery ride, this was a great leg and confidence builder. This is the end of a really solid block of 4 rides. Time to give the body some time to absorb the work and adapt to the new level of stress thrown in.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 5 12.27 mi/13.95 mi 1.68 mi 44 ft/204 ft 1.8%

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