Riding at home is nothing like Riding in Gettysburg… My first official training didn’t follow the 26 mile route I posted earlier, that is more of a goal. Instead, my route took some of the back roads near my home. Some of these hills were rough for me including a 15% grade over about a fifth of a mile and a 5% grade over 1.5 miles. Not exactly ideal for a beginner on his crappy old mountain bike! Maybe I better stick to riding down by the river for now.
Time: 58:19 (approx)
Distance: 11.2 miles
Average Speed: 11.5 mph (approx)
Elevation Gain: 1,525 feet
Topography: Very hilly